Posts Tagged ‘motivating students’


Posted: December 31, 2011 in Teaching

The first post is a Facebook note from 2009 which I wrote during the tumultuous first year of teaching.  I survived, and I still am teaching at the same school.  The purpose of this post is to explain my rationale for this blog.  There are copious amounts of blogs and sites that cater to educators.  There are technological sites, uplifting sites, differentiation sites, etc.  In other words, there are plenty other sites that will fill your mind with a plenty of ideas to use.  The point of this blog is simply to share resources that have worked for me in reaching the most difficult students that my middle school has to offer.

I’m not an expert.  I do not have a PhD in motivating students that hate school and/or you.  I have not written a dissertation nor have I done a research project.  I have simply endured a fair amount of insanity, yet I have been successful in catching a large majority of my kids up to grade level (at least what the NC EOG says is grade level).

This may or may not be helpful.  I’m basically doing it for therapeutic reasons, but I hope it is of value to someone.