Here is a little tribute I shared with my staff at our staff meeting today. I took 3 or 4 of the photos last week, and then yesterday I visited classes and took the rest. It seems that whenever I talk to my staff the conversation is always about the things we need to do better or still need to get done… It’s the nature of teaching that we can always improve our practice.

So, I decided to say ‘Thank You!’ to my teachers for doing all the wonderful things they do. I work in a great place with a great staff, and sometimes we need to stop and appreciate the little things we are doing to make our school great!

Remember to show your appreciation for all the wonderful teachers in your life! 🙂

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Here is the link for this video on YouTube, and for those behind a filter, like my staff, here it is in a folder.

Music: ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

4 comments on “Great things in the classroom

  1. Penny for my thoughts, or should I say pairadimes for my thoughts (inflation)?

    There can only be a great staff if there is great leadership, and it doesn’t work the other way around.

    Ergo, you have a great staff, Dave. Thanks for sharing this.


  2. Dennis,
    My mentor and silver-tongued friend! Were your thoughts ever worth a mere penny? I remember the years of teaching under your tutelage with fond memories, you had a great staff as well, and think of how many of us are now Principals and Vice Principals! I look forward to someday reading a book that you write, though I’m sure I’d need a dictionary in hand in order to fully appreciate your meticulous choice of words.

    “Making learning meaningful to the students” -a simple but powerful phrase, worth repeating.
    Thank you!

  3. It’s always cool to see inside other teachers’ classrooms – even cooler when they’re in another continent! Thanks so much for the cool ideas your images gave me. I know I’ll take away completely different things than you intended such as:
    -a cool idea for an end of “social skills” topic we’re about to run
    -a reminder to get the kids to make literacy circles roles posters (not me!)
    So, again – Thank you 🙂

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