Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hailey Frogge- A Rewarding Day
One of my best days in the classroom occurred early in the school year last year. It was my first year teaching and I had a new student within the first 3 weeks of school. I had put a lot of effort into creating my classroom community, developing class rules together, and talking about the environment we all wanted to learn in. Within several days I began to learn more about my new student and she learned more about me. It took awhile longer for us to form a real connection when she began telling me about a plastic ring (and several other objects) she took from other students without permission. She felt comfortable enough to share that she had done something “bad” without fear of my reaction; this meant the world to me. Knowing that this student trusted me with this information helped me realize how I approach my students matters and determines the tone of a relationship for the rest of the year.