While gathering materials for this post, I was distracted by photographs, Power Points, and videos of my teaching experiences in the US. I miss those days of teaching to a room full of 30 students. I miss chaperoning proms and attending sports games, awards ceremonies, and so forth. Now, I enjoy much smaller classrooms. The adults and children I teach make me proud, but I only get to spend a limited time with them.
End of the Year
The end of the school year has arrived for many of you! Therefore, I bet you can empathize with saying good-bye to another group of students you managed to put your magic touch upon! In honor of your achievement to once again positively influence lives, I would like you to join me in building a memorial in the form of a wall of your names and favorite lessons. These lessons are the ones in which you witnessed the students shine, outdo themselves, come out of their shells, and enjoy the learning journey. Any visitors to this wall will be able to use these wonderful ideas in their classrooms.
Building the Wall
The instructions are simple:
- Double click on any part of the WallWisher Favorite Lessons wall and a sticky note will appear.
- In 160 words or less describe one of your favorite lessons, with some of the following information:
- the grade level
- the subject matter
- what the students enjoyed about the lesson
- Attach a link to an image, video, VoiceThread, blog, Glogster, podcast, web site, or document that represents your lesson.
- Feel free to add more than one favorite lesson or add an additional sticky note with more links.
You can also post on a larger view of the wall!
This idea was inspired by two other WallWisher walls. Please stop by and visit Nik Peachey’s incredible wall of Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers and Ana Maria’s fascinating wall of Favorite Films.
Your boot camp challenge for this week:
Explore the wall!
Do you have a strategy for helping English Language Learners in the classroom? Please, contact me to have your idea featured in an upcoming post!