Thank you, Steve, for another wonderful example of the importance of reading and reading aloud. Clearly, his school classroom was just as rich in educating and understanding children as his Curbside Classroom.
Sometimes, the simplest reward can motivate kids. Take the 1 cent Pixy Stix…
A Chrysler assembly plant and Green Giant packing plant were the chief employers in the small northern Illinois town where I began my working career fresh out of college, an elementary school teacher for five years before transitioning into a life long sales position.
I had 32 students at a time when classroom size was not a high priority, especially in this rural blue collar town. The work was hard, fun and challenging. It’s teaching!
In elementary school, you teach the gamut of subjects: math, social studies, language, handwriting and reading. Specialists visited weekly to teach art and music. There were no computers in the class, nor the school, nor anywhere except big, temperature controlled rooms in office buildings.
Lesson plans were followed, accordingly, as we covered ‘new’ math, old history and the wonders of science. But…
View original post 328 more words