🚦EMOTIONS ARE SIGNALS🚦They are neither good nor bad, despite how they may feel in the moment. They’re simply an evolutionary instinct that exist for one key purpose — SURVIVAL.
However, as humans we have also developed the ability to reason, and with that comes the ability to overthink. Therefore, our emotions can sometimes get the best of us and affect our decision-making or overall well-being. So how do we establish a balance, and teach our little ones to do the same?
There’s not really a perfect, singular answer to this question, as everyone experiences and processes emotions differently. BUT, I would argue that it is imperative that ANY approach to SEL begin with a comprehensive emotional education (ie teaching to identify and interpret the signals our emotions are sending). After all, how can we learn to handle our complex feelings if we cannot recognize them or understand why they are happening?
I’ve got some EXCITING emotional learning products in the works on this very topic...stay tuned! 😁
This was how felt I was when we finally found this swing! We’ve tried once before and couldn’t find one... we went to the peak on the island then turned around!! But we should a gone down the east coast bc there were swings EVERYWHERE! Something about being on a swing takes you back to your childhood! Seriously such joy!!☺️ Speaking of childhood and joy, I FINALLY got all my paperwork back to start work again. I’m going back to the classroom but this time as a substitute!!🤓 This is definitely going to be a different route for my teaching career, but its okay because I just miss having little nuggets to be around!😂 I’m kind of excited that I won’t have to write lesson plans and go to all those meetings!!! Let’s hope I don’t like this more than being a full time teacher!!!😉😅 HAPPY WEDNESDAY!
Cute classroom alert 💕 and lovely kiddos. I get to spend the next 3 days with them 😊👍 I hope they don't turn into monsters by the end of the week 😜
1 83 hours ago
The Quiet Critters finally made their debut!!! Let me just tell y’all what... these guys are MAGIC! I was shocked, I honestly didn’t expect them to work so well but my sweet firsties were absolutely silent and concentrated for and hour and a half 😧 I was shook. They love them so much, and are so excited to see them again. I let them journal about them and give them names, y’all can scroll to see some of their cutie journal entries! I cannot recommend these enough! Such a great positive reinforcement tool! Directions/ tips for use in my highlights!
From first grade,
- elissa ♡
6 484 hours ago
Does this count as a healthy meal?
Lean protein ✅ carb ✅ veggie ✅. #teacherLunch
Today we made a Mardi Gras inspired monkey bread and mini chicken and waffles with the products we had previously bought on a class trip to Price Chopper. The students helped us by cutting up the dough, and by applying the icing and sprinkles. #mardigras#substituteteacher
0 135 hours ago
So glad I got myself ready for work early even tho I didn't need to be there till 9am. Cause they called and asked if I could instead be available for a whole day in my favorite class. All I had to do was grab my bags, put shoes on, and walk out the door. I was there before it was time to pick up the class too :) Another reason to keep my bag ready. #substituteteacher#substitutelife
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Most teachers don’t like doing sub plans, but I don’t mind because I think I have it down to a science. A lot of my success I think has to do with every student having a Chromebook, thus communication is streamlined. I’m also the type of teacher to tell my students I will not be in class the following day and we discuss the expectations together beforehand. I will be creating a teachers pay teachers resource about my sub plans soon so be on the lookout! #TPT#sub#substituteteacher
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259 22821 hours ago
It has been almost an entire year since I have posted on here..... oops. Lots has happened....
I MOVED! Life changed and my partner got a new job, so we bought a house in a new, beautiful community and are living there now with our fur babies. It has been pretty much exactly 3 months since we have been here. The big move means that I am no longer a permanent teacher at CPES. And while I so badly miss my kiddos and fellow teachers there, I have really loved forming new connections and relationships with many other teachers and students as a substitute teacher (which, by the way, is happening in three different divisions for me).
I also have 2 other jobs! I'm working at Sylvan Learning right here in Warman, and am also a casual staff member of Hope's Home. I love everything I am doing!! Life is busy, but its great.
I promise to share more of what I am doing and what I am seeing and *hopefully* can implement in a future classroom of mine.
TLDR; I moved, life is great, but I am kind of tired 😴
0 2922 hours ago
At the end of the day...
Are you feeling fulfilled?
Are you feeling content and abundant in your life right now?
If you aren’t feeling fulfilled, are you waiting for external circumstances to align with your needs or timeline?
What if you could choose to feel fulfilled? How might that change things???
It used to stress me out to have plans outside of work.
It’s not that I didn’t want to have fun or see friends, but I was so tired and overwhelmed all the time, I just wanted to rest and be alone.
Teaching everyday plus mentoring the women in our community took a lot out of me. Even to the point where I had no energy to give Kevin when I came home.
All I wanted was peace & quiet, and to be alone.
Having plans made me mad because it took away a from my only time to rest or quality with Kevin.... and I HATED that I felt that way. I hated that I didn’t want to see friends or go home to visit family, or be involved in church because I simply didn’t have the energy.
But it’s not that way anymore.
Hanging out with Kevin’s work friends on a Tuesday night??? Last year me would have said that’s a hard NO🙅🏼♀️😂
But the freedom to build my own schedule, work when I want, take a break when I want, and more importantly, be fully present with people, has changed everything. I really feel like a different person because of it.
That’s what happens when you chase your calling friends. I highly recommend it.💕
6 5623 hours ago
I love that “expectations” floats highest in this gorgeous graphic by @artsyaffirmations 💕 Honestly, I think it’s the first thing we should let go of when we enter a classroom.
When we set expectations before getting to know our students, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment and frustration. How can we expect certain behaviors from people we don’t even know yet?
I am a firm believer in letting go of unrealistic expectations and instead approaching classroom management through implementation of BOUNDARIES — for your students and for yourself. This way, students can more clearly recognize which behaviors are unacceptable without feeling like they need to adhere to a narrow definition of what a student should be.
That being said, I am ALL for co-created community agreements and rewarding positive behaviors. I also just believe in OWNING our limits and EARNING respect before demanding specific behaviors. When we do, we are not only improving our student relationships and overall classroom management, but we are also modeling responsibility and empathy for our little ones.
What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!👇💕
Just had to borrow this from @theteachingtools because I so have to remember this every time I walk I to a classroom to sub. I am often so worried about pleasing the teacher and getting everything on his or her sub plans just right so they’ll say “wow, she was such a great sub!” But I really should be focusing on what the kids need that day, at that moment so I can hear their little voices say “wow, she was such a great sub!” I have to remind myself what I’m there for and why I’m working so hard to one day be able to do this on my own. #teacherprayer#teachersofinstagram#teachersfollowteachers#iteachtoo#substituteteacher#sublife
Cozy Comfy on this lovely Tuesday! Finding a way to wear leggings, a cardigan, and a messy bun all at once to work and still look professional is my new favorite game to play 😆
From first grade,
21 10225 February, 2020
⬇️12 Steps to have the day I’ve had⬇️
Step 1: nail your morning routine (get EVERYTHING ACCOMPLISHED and everyone in to the car on time💃🏻 even when your kids got up WAY early AND fell back asleep when it was normal getting-ready time).
Step 2: get halfway to dropping your toddler off at school and hear what sounds like a puking session happening in the back seat.
Step 3: have your other toddler yell, “she just threw up!” — just for reassurance.
Step 4: smell. Just for more reassurance.🤢
Step 5: stare at your spouse wondering what your next move is. You know, the moments where 583947393948 different scenarios or possibilities are running through your mind and you have to blurt them all out (one car, gotta be at work, dance after school, etc etc.) in hopes of coming to a conclusion.
Step 6: frantically run in to your principal’s office explaining the situation all while choking back tears because as a #teachermamma your heart breaks on so many levels ESPECIALLY 20 minutes before students bust through the door.
Step 7: keep with the *frantic* theme and (Make sure you’re balling😭and word-vomiting)voice message two colleagues.
Step 8: have those colleagues tell you everything is going to be okay and THEY GOT THE DAY PLANNED AND TO FOCUS ON YOUR BABY.
Step 9: cry some more with how thankful and grateful you are to have two superhero’s save your morning. Be so grateful you didn’t have to have your toddler sit in her puke while you spent at least an hour typing up sub plans.
Step 10: clean your baby.
Step 11: clean yourself.
Step 12: FULLY enjoy the sleeping snuggles requested by you babe.
🖤Ms. Lutenegger aka mom aka mamma
Seriously though- thank you to Ms. @chelsey.grogan and Mrs. @sarahs1117 Skiffington for being the wonder women they were today. 💕Mrs. Grogan is such an organized and well-planned fun teacher and Mrs. Skiffington has the EXACT heart and management style that I want with my firsties when I cannot be there with them.
(Baby [okay fine toddler] I think is feeling a little better... just sleeping more than normal❤️)
11 4625 February, 2020
I substitute teach here in St.Louis,Mo
This is a #MarionAnderson papet doll cut out I saw on pinterest
I saw your post featuring her
My classes will make the dolls, and I'll post them to your page #substituteteacher
0 025 February, 2020
After a long day of teaching this would come in quite handy right now 🍷 Fill me up!! I started a new job recently and decided that it wasn’t for me. I guess that’s probably frowned upon to make that decision so quickly after starting but I’m a girl who knows what I (don’t) want. Why waste time doing something you dislike...right? So for now I’m back to substitute teaching where I’m comfortable and happier 👩🏫 🍎 📚 .
“When Life Forces Your Hand, Embrace the New Chapter”
Today I have started a new job as a substitute teacher and so far I’m loving it!
I was a volunteer teacher in my 20’s at a place called ‘Jobs For Youth’ and it was one of the most fulfilling experiences I’ve ever! So life has decided (and gently forced me lol) to return to what I do best....serving humanity at its very finest. Teaching children.☺️🤓💕✨ 2nd pic (with me in hijab was me in my mid 20’s with a few of my students)🙂
How often do you do this??
Really - how often?
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When people tell you you’ve changed— Thank them. That shit’s a compliment.
𝘖𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 I’ve changed, that was the entire point. I haven’t worked 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 hard, to stay stuck in the 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 place that 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 light me up.
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Хочется поделиться впечатлениями о работе в американских школах😊
В начальной(0-5 класс) и средней школе (6-8) у детей есть две перемены по 20 минут, на которых дети играют на улице(если тепло) или танцуют #justdance - в каждом классе запускают это приложение и они повторяют движения, глядя на экран ( только интерактивные доски в школах) или играют в настольные игры(начальная); делают домашку( средняя). В 0 и 1 классе дети редко сидят на одном месте, занятие построено таким образом, что смена деятельности происходит через минут 20, а со 2 класса по возрастающей. И только к 5 классу они реально сидят за партой весь день, хотя и там некоторым позволяют передвигаться по классу в течении урока.
Если в классе есть дети которые часто отвлекаются или плохо себя ведут, то учителю всегда дают ассистента, который уделяет время этим детям и позволяет основному учителю не тратить на них время . Это касается и средней школы👍🏼
Начиная со 2 класса часть заданий и в школе, и дома дети выполняют на компьютерах, которые есть в каждом классе и соответственно приобретают необходимые навыки пользования компами на хорошем уровне. В Америке, в принципе, все компьютеризовано и без этого никак.
Если ученики отстают по каким-то предметам, то их собирают в маленькие группы, выделяют время и они занимаются дополнительно, это касается и хай скул(9-12 класс)
В начальной школе в каждом классе есть коробка с перекусами или фруктами и первое, что они делают если ребёнок плохо себя ведёт - предлагают еду, часто помогает, так как маленькие дети не понимают, что голодны( мне так объяснили), в средней - зависит от учителя.
Каждую пятницу все и всегда едят пиццу 🍕
Больше всего работать, как substitute teacher, мне приходится в начальной школе, мне оставляют планы, всевозможные распечатки на все уроки и согласно этому - вперёд. В средней и хай скул, как правило, все задания на компьютере и я слежу за дисциплиной, рассказываю про РБ, если спрашивают и оставляю какую-либо информацию, которую оставил учитель.
У каждого учителя рабочий компьютер, даже у каждого учителя физкультуры 😁
Детей к доске не вызывают, оценивают письменно, оценки - по эл.почте. Это интересно? #substituteteacher