Chapter 2 is THOUGHT PROVOKING!!!!!!! I am loving this book! I want to read the whole thing tonight! But I don't want to get too far ahead of the discussion! But I want to read it! OMG! This is a hard chapter cause it makes you think! It's good to think! This is the stuff that we should be thinking about! But are we? I hope so! I am trying my hardest! I know we all are! OK - I will stop using exclamation points. Hopefully. ;-)
I <3 Debbie's (yes, I'm going to use her first name like I know her!) list of beliefs on page 17. I highlighted them. I agree with them. As I said yesterday, my classroom environment is a work in progress since I moved. It was organized for the students and I am hoping authentic. Our influence - OH MY GOODNESS! THIS IS HUGE! Am I perfect? NO!!!!! Do I regroup and apologize if I need to? YES! There are some days that are better than others. We are human. I want to do even more workshop format teaching. I am hoping to implement math that way in the fall. That is the
I want my classroom to be everything it can be! I want it to be a safe, happy, literate, mathematical place where children want to learn and grow. I want it to be student centered! I want it neat and organized. OK that's probably for me but why not! I will be working on this over the summer. I like thinking about the end and working backward. I think we get so caught up in the new beginning, we tend to forget where we want to end.
I want to do the best I can by the students I teach! That is my belief! And I'm hoping to expand on that over the course of the year as I journal about my beliefs and practices. :)