I've been in a bit of a contemplative mood this week. I was voted Teacher of the Year by my colleagues and although that is quite an honor, there are probably at least 12 other teachers who I think deserve it more than I do. If I'm being completely honest, most days on my drive home I think about what I could have done better or differently to make a lesson more effective. I do volunteer to facilitate for some after school clubs including 2 reading clubs that have over 80 students who participate--so I think that's why people probably thought of me.
Anyway, thinking about what makes a teacher a good teacher, I decided to get some input from my kiddos. We read:
give you good ideas for your work.
do nice stuff like when it's math she will let us do housekeeping.
...because of course, it's a teacher's fault they have to give sad faces, right? :)