I'm linking up with Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching because for me, teaching is all about the motivation!
First up is motivating the students.
We start a new marking period on Monday and although my tickets are very popular, I need something for the class as a whole to promote the fact that we are a team. So I have modified WBT's Scoreboard to have my 3 classes compete with another instead of with me.
I want each class to be a team with me included. We will name our teams on Monday and vote on the reward. I think this will help promote a better sense of community and help kids see that I am on their side which should help those kids who think grades are randomly "given".
Now how about a little teacher motivation?
There will be some special holiday bloggy happenings beginning Nov. 1 !
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