What do you like best about the grade you teach? Least?
"My least favorite thing about first grade is teaching students how to count money. This seems to be the hardest thing in the world for them to learn."
What are your strengths as a teacher? Weaknesses?
"My weaknesses are I'm a pleaser, the word "No" isn't in my vocabulary, and I analyze everything."
What has been your most embarrassing teacher moment?
If you could change only one thing about your classroom, what would it be? (more room is obvious... haha)
How much time do you spend planning? How often?
What's the one part of your job that you dislike the most?
How do you see your role as a "teacher" changing in the next 5 years?
"That's where I've really enjoyed Daily 5. It gives me the opportunity to do more small group instruction because so much of Daily 5 allows students to work independently. I can honestly say I didn't think it would work with first graders, but once I learned how to make it fit my own classroom, it has worked great."
If you had the chance to add a certification (or skill) to your list of credentials, what would it be?
If you weren't in education, what would you be doing?
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."
"One of my parents gave this to me 6 years ago and I've had it taped under my school keyboard since then. It just always reminds me of what really matters in life. If I focus on these things then everything else will fall into place."
Morning person or night owl?
How do you keep your sanity? Or do you?
The most valuable piece of teacher advice I've received...
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