Teach Like a Pirate - Chapter 1
So as I started reading this book, one of the first things I came across in the introduction was:
"Pirates are daring, adventurous, and willing to set forth into uncharted territories with no guarantee of success."
- That describes any teacher at any building with any class. Here comes this new crew of kids, and we are going to try to incorporate new learning and new material into their brains, with the hope of them taking this knowledge and showing their mastery in an assessment of some sort. Can we guarantee each child's success, no! We don't control their home life, their social life, or what they may face outside the school day. We can only control what we teach and pray that it is enough to lead them to success.
Question 1 - What are you passionate about in your teaching? - Me, I am passionate about helping those students who are struggling with reading find the one thing that makes reading a joy instead of a chore. If I had all the money in the world, I would be volunteering at low academic achieving, low income schools and helping those students who need that extra care that is almost impossible to give during a busy school day.
Question 2 - What ignites a fire inside you? - This past year I had a sixth grader who came to me from another country and due to language couldn't even tell me his colors or shapes. The joy, the my "heart grew three times bigger that day" (How the Grinch stole Christmas), that I felt is what ignites me. To see the growth, the passion, the light bulb in my students when they begin to succeed is what makes me want to continue my passion as a teacher.
Question 3 - What is your personal passion? - I'm not sure I would call it a passion, but my stitching. Can it be considered a passion if you never seem to find the time to do it? Is that right?
If you want to see Mary from Guided-Math giver her summary and retell of Chapter one, head on over to her blog by clicking the link below.
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