I am a 5th grade teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. I grew up in Baltimore, Baltimore County to be exact, and I attended the elementary school where I now teach. I love my school. I love my community. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
I remember the first time I was placed in a classroom with students all on my own. I had been hired as a 7th grade teacher and it was the first day of school. A student came up and tried to give me a tissue
We hear from time to time that there's a conflict between John Hattie’s Mind Frame 2 (The belief that student success and failure are based on what they as teachers/leaders did or did not do), and student-centered or personalized learning. The thinking is that this