From decade to decade one thing remains true in our profession, teaching is more than our place of work. It isn't a job, it isn't something we do. It is who we are (inside and out) 24/7. Educators with H.E.A.R.T. eat, breathe and sleep, thinking about student success. Teachers' make connections to students' whether from a song on the radio or a magazine article they just read, teachers' are always making connections to upcoming learning or dotting the line to active relationship building. To us, every child is ours, and we believe, (no matter the circumstance), that our kids are capable of succeeding, without exception. We have the greatest profession on earth with the power to impact the world. We teach with H.E.A.R.T because we:
Hook Every Child
Getting your kids excited and engaged in the learning topic seems to do the trick every time. Kids like to have buy-in, and hooks induce curiosity and sparks a genuine desire to want to know more.
Use Hook Stations.
A Picture is Worth 1000 words.
Bait Your Students with Quality Questions
Energize Every Child
Incorporate movement to engage different parts of the brain. Kids like to keep moving and research supports it!
Create a Multi-sensory Classroom
Energize with Humor
Accept Every Child
Embrace differences, nurture strengths and create a sense of belonging through team building.
Team Building Activities
Ice Breakers with Post-It Notes
Relationships, Routines and Community
Reach Every Child
Every child is on a continuum of learning. Reach them where they are at and differentiate for their needs.
What Works for Differentiating Instruction
Choice Menu Templates
Team with Every Child
Get your kids excited and engaged in the learning topic by empowering them to make instructional choices.
5 Ways to Empower Students
Strategies for Empowering Students
Power in the Classroom