So, since my last post, I’m sort of on a roll with reading different blogs. Mainly from other educators.
I came across a blog post that made me tear up and say, “Yes! I want that!”
The title alone says it all. “Proof my class culture is working”
My biggest goal when becoming a teacher is not getting the material across (that is one of my goals, just not my biggest) or even that they like me. No, my biggest, biggest goal when becoming a teacher is establishing a positive, safe, successful, respectfully, colourful class culture. More than anything, I want my students to be able to trust each other, respect each other, teach each other, and learn from one another. I want them to be confident with who they are and yet be invested in being apart of the class identity. It all seems vague and abstract and I’m sure a lot of you will be like, “That seems like a very unrealistic dream/fantasy/goal.” And yet, here we are, Well, here I am, telling you about a blog post in which a teacher has accomplished exactly that. A classroom where other students help validate the material learned. Where other students are inspiring, encouraging, and aiding other students. Where risks are taken and mistakes are an after thought. I love it. I teared up. And I am freakin’ inspired! Yes.