Self-improvement can be a daunting task at the beginning of the year, no matter your occupation. Online teachers are no exception. While you are struggling to get back into the swing of work after break, your students are nearing the end of their first semester. Meanwhile, administrators are already preparing for the following school year.
“Yo, Ms. Emmett! I don’t get this yet.”
When thinking of your classroom, you may not envision your students speaking to you in this way. But, maybe you should.
During the summer of 1999, I attended the Marilyn Burn’s Math Solution Institute near Dallas, Texas. While I don’t recall all that I learned there, two little points stuck with me and have shaped my thoughts on student achievement. Surprisingly, they weren’t about math. They were about student motivation.