Surprisingly, perfectionists are often procrastinators, as they can tend to think “I don’t have the right skills or resources to do this perfectly now, so I won’t do it at all.”

(Source: myeyesarehazel, via impactwhereyouare)

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I just received this book in the mail.

I purchased it a few weeks ago in the hope that it would help me to structure my differentiation techniques better.

I really like it so far. I think it will be a great tool for when I have my own class and I may even use snippets for my field experience.

I just received this book in the mail.

I purchased it a few weeks ago in the hope that it would help me to structure my differentiation techniques better.

I really like it so far. I think it will be a great tool for when I have my own class and I may even use snippets for my field experience.

6th March, 2014.

Today was my very first day observing and helping out in a year seven classroom, leading into my one month field studies block.

I LOVED it.

The class is really small - only 20 students! (In Australia, this is amazing). I think I counted about 7 girls and the rest are boys. The behavior is really great, nothing more than the usual chattiness. Which means i’ll really be able to knuckle down on the content side of things. I’m super excited.

I will continue my Thursday visits up until the Easter break, and then for two weeks following that until I begin practicum. I also have a really great mentor teacher. He has a really different teaching style to me, he’s the ‘funny’ male teacher everyone had growing up. But I think that’s really great as it will give me a chance to find my style more.

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heykkkkatie:

Gatsby quote project
Students were randomly assigned a character, setting, or scene from Gatsby chapter 1. Their task was to find three direct quotations describing their character/setting/scene and draw an accurate representation based on Fitzgerald’s description. Illustrations had to be accurate and quotes had to be both visible and cited correctly for credit.
One of my fave projects :)

heykkkkatie:

Gatsby quote project

Students were randomly assigned a character, setting, or scene from Gatsby chapter 1. Their task was to find three direct quotations describing their character/setting/scene and draw an accurate representation based on Fitzgerald’s description. Illustrations had to be accurate and quotes had to be both visible and cited correctly for credit.

One of my fave projects :)

(via insideateachersmind)

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todaysparkle:

Light reading 💕

Currently reading!

todaysparkle:

Light reading 💕

Currently reading!

(via insideateachersmind)

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Currently getting ready, printing lecture notes and documents, to go back to university tomorrow.

I’m determined to stay organised and be prepared this semester.

It’s my final year, and I want to make the most of it.

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"Preschool children, on average, ask their parents about 100 questions a day. Why, why, why—sometimes parents just wish it’d stop. Tragically, it does stop. By middle school they’ve pretty much stopped asking. It’s no coincidence that this same time is when student motivation and engagement plummet. They didn’t stop asking questions because they lost interest: it’s the other way around. They lost interest because they stopped asking questions."
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classroomcollective:

tunedintoteaching:

I needed this.
I think some of you need it too.

You are allowed to make mistakes

classroomcollective:

tunedintoteaching:

I needed this.

I think some of you need it too.

You are allowed to make mistakes

(Source: moosekleenex)

muchadoaboutteaching:

wildwildeyes:

Good read. I needed this after this week.

Don’t forget, we do this because we care. I feel like I need that reminder sometimes. Not because I stopped caring, but because I get so caught up in all the worry and stress and panic that it makes me lose focus on it in ways I don’t want it to.

But to be honest, I don’t remember half the lessons I’ve planned and ran this  past fall, yet I will never forget one of my students thanking me after class one day for staying after school and helping them with an essay that got them into college.

I probably need to print this article and read it weekly.

Wow, so relevant.