This week I really tried to concentrate on my purpose as a teacher. The reading this week was great reminder that if you focus on your big purpose it will be easier overcome the distractions. Dave Burgess has inspired me to step up my teaching. Two weeks ago I would have laughed at the idea of being a public speaker but Dave Burgess made me realize that I am a public speaker. I want to “Teach Like a Pirate”. I don’t know if I will ever be so out there like Dave Burgess. He is defiantly the type of teacher I wish I had in school and the type I aspire to be. This week I tried several new “hooks”.
This week I also met with the teacher who I will be mentoring. My mentee is a 4th grade teacher who teaches in the same elementary school as I do. She has seen the impact Minecraft has had on my students and teaching and is very interested. She has never played Minecraft but would like to learn how to use it in her classroom. She has some pretty cool ideas about how to incorporate it into her Klondike unit. I can’t wait.
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