Fist-bump currency

My favorite thing about tweets about Building Relationships is how programmed and scripted they feel, bc everyone knows interacting in a programmed, scripted way is the best way to get people to feel connected to the real you. #TweetLikeAKeynote. — Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher) March 30, 2019 Grit. High-leverage. Warm demander. Relationship building. All of these words have begun to get as stale as a piece of Juicy Fruit. And it’s time to reevaluate our use of them, and take a long, honest look at our practice. One thing I’ve learned this year is that I am not as wonderful…

Mrs. Love is extra. Happy.

Needed to take a moment and capture the first two weeks at my new school: I love teaching ELA/History again! Great and wonderful things: 8th-grade scholars (not students, scholars) who have been through the AVID and IB classes are incredibly prepared. It has been such a boon for teaching students content, and so many of them come prepared with best practices procedures. Their reading program comes with books for every student. Repeat: a book for every student. No chasing down resources or playing a dangerous bartering game to try to scratch together things. They do not use computers every day….