Saturday, November 15, 2008

my teaching philosophy: whatever works!

(YAY!  many thanks to bethany who sent me to photobucket to upload my videos.  how easy!  here is my belated post from friday!)

doing "whatever works" would never have gotten me an A in my education courses, but i believe that you do whatever it takes for which ever child you're with to make learning happen.

kaleb has been resisting me for the past few weeks when it comes to letters. i just couldn't get his attention. he knew 'O' but he claimed every other letter was 'B' but yesterday we had a breakthrough that went straight to his all-boy heart! he got to hit and sweep each letter off of the table after he correctly said it. he didn't want to stop, he was enjoying it so much!

you can definitely tell that i've taught english to speakers of other languages in this video!


andysbethy said...

That is adorable. I will have to try that with Zion. Throwing things on the floor is brilliant!! Why didn't I think of that? Boys ~ they will keep you on your toes!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Too cute!! What a great teacher you are-but I have to ask, who had to pick them all up? Hope you are having a great day!