Thank you Mitch Teemley for featuring my post. It was a pleasure to be a guest on your blog. This was one of my favorite moments, too!
Guest Blog by A Teacher’s Reflections
New England-based preschool teacher Jennie Fitzkee is nothing if not inspired. Maybe that’s why she’s featured in the bestselling Read-Aloud Handbook. And why quilts designed by her class hang at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia and at the Boston VA Hospital. Here’s one of my favorite Jennie Moments.
Back in January, I stumbled across a video of dancing robots, from Boston Dynamics. Not only did the children in my classroom fall in love with robots and their music, they have since then begged to watch this video every day. Yes, every day! On that day in January, I showed the children the video, and said, “Do you want to make robots? You can do this!” I was not calm, I was beyond excited, because I knew this was ‘one of those moments’ where teachers are presented with a great opportunity to inspire children…
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You can not stop the future! 😉 Great! Michael
Exactly! Thanks, Michael.
You too, Jennie! You are educating our “hope for tomorrow”. 🙂
I love this!
Thanks, Beth. We’re still listening to this every day at school. Children now have their favorite ‘moves’.
Cool and scary!
Nice reblog from Mitch. Spreading the good word! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. It was a nice surprise. 🙂
How wonderful to have this great story shared!
Thank you, Darlene! It was a wonderful surprise. 🙂
Great choice for a reblog!
Thank you, Kim!
Jennie is an expert at capturing what kids are interested in and running with it. Of course, lesson plans are important, but it is the ability to think on one’s feet that takes great teachers to the next level.
That’s kinda what I do! Thank you, Pete! 😊
I will click over!
I’m dancing, I’m singing your praises and grateful for you and every teacher who is out there seizing moments every day! THANKS! ❤ xoxoxo
That’s so nice, Bette. Thank you!
And to you! Just reblogged your fabulous post! 😍
I love the “Read Aloud Handbook!” I think that it is sad that teachers don’t read aloud in class as much as they used to. One of my co-teachers recently started reading to her class a few days a week, and she has seen so much benefit, that we plan on doing it all year next year! Few things are as enjoyable as a shared book.
I’m so glad you like the book, too! Yes, it’s sad that many teachers don’t read aloud. Once we see the difference it makes, then reading becomes a high priority and a great joy. What grade do you teach?
I am a special education case manager on a Pre-K through eighth grade campus! I mainly co-teach on Pre-K, fourth grade, and fifth grade this year
Oh, you will have so many wonderful books to read aloud! I also read aloud at the library to older children. For your elementary age children I highly recommend “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown.