I was reading through some blog posts today, and came upon Let’s Make A Difference by Justin Tarte. He shares ways to help make a difference in the lives of others.
So tomorrow is Monday. I vow to say hello to as many students as I possibly can and find out how their day is going. Yes, this includes learning some phrases in Spanish.
Last week I also tried leaving the curriculum map and taught about earthquakes. I felt my first one ever last weekend. Since I’m from Kansas and felt my first, I knew my students had as well, so I taught them about what they felt.
I was nervous about covering something that was not in my standards, but felt it needed to be shared since it was a current, and different, event for us. Not a single person told me that I should not have done that. My principal even felt it was good to cover and share.
Doing something out of the normak can be scary, but I had the attention of every student and even had some great conversations. Students cared about this phonomenon that was new to them. Also, finding out we live near a fault was brand new information.
I hope you will try to make a difference. How different would school be if we all stepped out of our comfort zone for a day?