"Don't bring negative to my door."
- Maya Angelou
I think one of the most important aspects of teaching is creating a safe and comfortable environment where young people can feel at ease. In my classroom, students can be expected to read, write, speak, listen, think and enjoy themselves every single day.
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."
- Abraham Lincoln
I believe there are several life skills to be learned in the classroom, including communication. In my opinion, lack of communication causes negative speculation. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to improve their reading, writing and speaking levels in my class.
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
- Jackie Robinson
In addition, we all know that junior year means getting ready for the HSPA test. As a training tool, we will engage in "Weekly Writing Workshops" on Wednesdays as an effort to make the students more prepared and more comfortable for the HSPA.
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
- Alexander Graham Bell
I think that, as writers, we need to realize the most important part of The Writing Process is pre-writing. This is a skill that will be taught, practiced, reinforced and practiced some more in my class. It is important for students to realize that pre-writing is not just a way to get started, it is a way to get finished.
"If you don't know where you're going, how will you know if you got there."
- Ed Kenney