“Great ideas are born from the need to follow your dreams.” — @PoetSayings
Follow them and share your story! We will all benefit!
Together we embarked on a learning journey together with no wall, 2 classes, awesome students, supportive colleagues, and a will push the boundaries of what is possible when you share your passions and your learning with your students. Genius Hour will forever be a part of my heart, and the heart of our students as many of them journey forward this year to highschool. Our endless collaborative discussions about students, philosophies of education, best practices, classroom environments, and life improved the quality of the learning experiences for us and our students. They were deep, personal, engaging, and provided me with many opportunities to reflect on, question, and learn. I am a better teacher because of it. Thank you friend!
Our students understand themselves a lot more as learners and creators of content as opposed to consumers of content. Together we saw them grow from 2 classes of individuals 10 months ago to a community of learners who are collaborative and caring. It is with mixed emotions that I write this. I am sad to see my teaching partner and friend leave our school. However, I am over the moon with excitement for you as you journey forward to follow your dreams. I am excited for the next generation of student teachers who are lucky to have you to lean on and learn from as their faculty associate mentor. You will be amazing!
Above is a little video our students helped me build as part of my most recent genius hour project. We titled it “A to Zvi of Mrs. Zvi”. We shared it in class on the last day with you and the students present. However, I felt it was important for people to see and hear their stories about their caring, innovative, and awesome teacher.
I look forward to our next chat.