We celebrate successes every day; join us as we celebrate a teacher, a district reminding kids who they are…, and a current school leader.
Lisa, a Teacher in Thailand via TeacherReady®. Recently, Lisa shared:
I wanted to… let you know that [this] lesson is something that I can apply in my classroom. I have been working with a handful of students and just last week a student who was trying really hard to fall in-between the cracks blew me away. He is always late for class or skips, he comes in smelling like smoke and he never does any homework, he also received a 0 last term with his previous teacher. I retested him to the level we are on now and at first he got 0/10 questions correct. I spent some of my office hours time working with him and I even sat down at his lunch table for a good 5 mins talking with him and his peers about why it is important to learn English in Thailand. I used the key verbs in his next test when testing him on the vocabulary and he got 10/10 correct. He was so happy he asked to call his father… I was so proud of him I also wrote a note home to his parents and I think he will be able to translate it to them (he told me he could). Ever since he has had the taste of success he has been attending my class, he comes in on time (still smells like smoke but I will choose my battles) and continues to make time to see me for tutoring in my office hours. I couldn’t be more proud…
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, School District of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. We are…
Mary Jo Raczkowski-Shannon, Principal, Hunt Elementary School, Jackson Public Schools, Michigan. Principal Raczkowski-Shannon remarks, “We let students and their parents know that we do care about their children. We have a flyer posted outside of every classroom or on the door that is signed by each teacher that says, ‘Dear Students, I believe in you. I trust in you. You are listened to. You are cared for. You are important. You will succeed. Love, [and the teacher signs it]. This translates to the parents.” See the flyer below.
It is evident Principal Raczkowski-Shannon and the teachers and staff at Hunt Elementary School care about and value their students. They make a difference in the lives of students and their parents.
Special thanks to current TeacherReady teacher, Lisa, for sharing this student connection. TeacherReady® is state approved and is the Educator Preparation Institute of the NCATE accredited Professional Education Unit at the University of West Florida. Upon completion of TeacherReady, individuals earn a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida. Visit the TeacherReady website or connect with them on Facebook for more information.
Learn more about the School District of Menomonee Falls and Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. Benjamin Franklin Elementary School welcomes all students to grow in mind and body, and together with staff, family and the community, we will do our best to learn each day.
Hunt Elementary School is home to the Junior Vikings! Its mission is to teach all students basic grade level skills and promote social, emotional, physical and academic growth. Check out “Hunt Happenings” and enjoy a virtual tour of Hunt Elementary here.
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