Wisdom about Teaching from West Ada Teachers
One of the first things I realized as a youngish teacher, was to not base my self-esteem on what a 14-year old student thinks of me. It can be soul crushing if you let it get to you.
From Amy Armstrong, librarian and member at Heritage Middle School
Members, submit your wisdom about teaching to WAEA President Kendra Wisenbaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Teachers v. Least Effective Teachers – When Students Misbehave
When a student misbehaves, the great teacher has one goal: to keep the behavior from happening again. The least effective teacher often has a different goal: revenge. Effective teachers are motivated to prevent misbehavior; ineffective teachers are motivated after a student misbehaves.
From What Great Teachers Do Differently by Dr. Todd Whitaker (www.eyeoneducation.com). Dr. Whitaker is a Professor at Indiana State University and before that he taught business and mathematics at the junior and senior high levels in Missouri.