Spark Student Motivation Saturdays - Something for the Teacher




I am linking up with Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching for her super motivating linky.....




Today I am going to share three things that motivate me, the teacher, and the best part they all come right to my inbox!!

The first one is one that I have already shared, but I figured there are some new followers out there who may not have gone back and read every single post I ever wrote (for shame, really why not??)

So number one is the behaviour management newsletter by Michael Linsin at Smart Classroom Management. I still have not read any of his books but I LOVE the newsletter.

His  newsletter is delivered to my school e-mail on Saturday. I love that I have it set up to go to my school email since I do not check it all that often on weekends or in the summer but when I do I get a little shot of motivation! There are always words of advice, or maybe a little encouragement to try something new or to try again or even some validation of what I am doing or thinking.

Here is a sample from one of the emails:



The second newsletter that is delivered to my inbox each week is from Choice Literacy. I do not have a paid membership, I just receive the email with links to some interesting articles. I like these articles because they are quick reads and I always take away something I can use. I am motivated!! to try something out or find a new book or a new website! Plus there are articles by Franki Sibberson who co-authors the blog  A Year of Reading which I love (find very motivating I mean :))  Here is an example.


The last thing that comes to my inbox to motivate me is a Daily Creative Activity from The Beanstalk Project. Yes this one comes daily during the week. They are quick 5 minute activities, sort of like Daily Physical Activity, only these are meant to get your brain moving and creative ideas flowing.  Here is an example:



I keep all of the Choice Literacy and Smart Classroom Management newsletters in a folder in my inbox so I can always go back and reference them or reread them when I need a little motivation!!

Can't wait to read all the other ways teachers will be motivating themselves or their students this year!!


10 comments

  1. This is a great idea, sometimes we all need a little reminder to keep us motivated.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  2. Thanks for sharing! It is important to keep our students motivated but often is can be difficult to keep US motivated.

    Jess

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  3. I really enjoyed your post. I am so excited to check out the Choice Literacy site and to follow A Year Of Reading Blog! Thank you!

    Allison
    Live, Love, Learn in Fourth Grade

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  4. I will be signing up for all 3 of these! Thank you! :)
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey
    Follow Me On Facebook! :)

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  5. These are some great newsletter ideas! I signed up for the first one the first time you talked about it but I haven't had a chance to read them... :O/

    I need to do better about motivating myself! Thanks for sharing friend!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  6. These are wonderful newsletter ideas! Thanks.

    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  7. I'm soooo glad you posted again about Smart Classroom Management! I signed up the first time you introduced us, but I guess I never confirmed my subscription so I never got any emails! :O( And, of course until now, I forgot about it! I'm signed up for all three now! Thanks Anne for sharing and linking up!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  8. I remember reading about this too but didn't sign up at the time! Now that it is summer and I have a little extra time, I need to do it! Thanks so much for the reminder. :)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  9. I've signed up for all of the newsletters and especially look forward to the classroom management one. I got lost reading those articles and already have a few ideas. I'd like to recommend http://www.byrdseed.com/ and its newsletter.

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  10. Thank you for informing me about these websites. I have signed up for all four and look forward to reading them on the weekends.

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