Friday, 27 May 2011

I've Learned....

Life in Special Education is having a Linky Party to celebrate all we have learned this year. I thought I might join in too! So far this year (we are only half way through our school year in Australia). So here we go....

I've learned:
  1. The person acting like a child in a situation is not always a child!
  2. Sometimes the child that I may be apprehensive about teaching, just turns out to be totally, absolutely, I’m-so-glad-I-met-you interesting!
  3. In the end, it is the effort I put in as a teacher that makes the difference
  4. Talk, talk, talk to parents, they are a wealth of information on the little darlings
  5. I can never have too many laminating pouches, ink toner cartridges, plastic pouches or files
  6. Most of the time, simple is best
  7. If something is going not-quite-right in life, I can always turn the music on and do the Hokey Pokey!
  8. Winners never, ever, ever, in a million years, let a fall keep them from climbing
  9. Children will do just about anything for a Smartie or Jelly Bean J
  10. My classroom is at its best when I over-prepare and then just go with the flow!

3 comments:

Karla said...

#1 is so true! Thanks for joioning up!

Amy (aka Science Stuff) said...

Hi Melanie. Thanks for joining the linky party! As I am preparing to have the summer off, after a really hard year, I sighed for you when you said you are only half way through your school year. I love the "hokey=pokey" comment!!
Amy (aka Science Stuff)
http://sciencestuffbyamy.blogspot.com/

Tracee Orman said...

Oh, #5 is so, so true for me, too! :)