Spark Student Motivation Saturdays - Something for the Teacher
Elementary AMC July 13, 2013
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!!