The last topic we are studying during the month of May is the environments of our buildings and classrooms. George Couros asks:
The displays on the walls, materials utilized during lessons, and even the arrangement of desks send a powerful message to students about learning and classroom expectations. As we finish the 17-18 school year, imagine that you are a student in your own classroom. Would you want to spend your day there? As we clear out our spaces and prepare to leave for summer break, what might you be able to change for the 18-19 school year? How can you rearrange your space? How can you display student work? Several of our own district teachers have scraped their teacher desk and more and more classrooms aren’t even using traditional seating. We spend a lot of time here…make it an exciting space!
Finally, as we celebrate teacher appreciation week, thank you for your time, talent, effort, and always going above and beyond (even when you don’t feel like it!) to do what’s best for kids. I feel fortunate that I received a Tusky Valley education and several people reading this are responsible for shaping who I am today. The days may be long and you may be excited to start your summer, but don’t ever forget the important role you play and the difference you are making in countless lives.
Best wishes for a strong finish to the 2017-2018 school year! Enjoy your summer!