What we do matters!. Social & Emotional Learning In-service 2012 Colleen Meulstee & Tara Strouse. When you look at truly effective teachers, you will also find caring, warm, lovable people. ~Albert Camus. It is not what is, but what is perceived that counts. ~Harry Wong.
What we do matters!
Social & Emotional Learning
Colleen Meulstee & Tara Strouse
When you look at truly effective teachers, you will also find caring, warm, lovable people.
Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone's knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier. ~John Dewey
No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he himself believes to be of value. ~Bertrand Russell
The most important knowledge teachers need to do good work is a knowledge of how students are experiencing learning and perceiving their teacher's actions. ~Steven Brookfield
I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom.
It's my daily mood that makes the weather.
As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.
-Recognize and manage emotions
-Care about and respect others
-Develop positive relationships
-Make good decisions
How do your words and actions impact your classroom environment and your students?
*use of sarcasm
*word choice & decision making when disappointed/upset
Students are always watching us…what do you want them to see?
When forming game groups:
Please choose a card from the table and either write a note or reminder to yourself to keep somewhere visible throughout the year for when things get tough…