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Jul 21

Great Teachers Values



Great Teachers and 13 Classroom Values


Great Teachers

~ Make you feel special

~ Teach you how to learn

~ Inspire you with their passion

~ Engage your whole being

~ Keep you focused

~ Open you up to new experiences

~ Have no agenda

~ Give clear explanations

~ Show you how everything ties together

Can all of these traits be found in one teacher?

Tamim Ansary

13 Classroom Values

Below are thirteen values that might be displayed in various ways in a classroom. In your idea classroom, how would you rank them? Place a 1 next to the quality most in your classroom, a 2 next to the second most important, and so on through 13, which will represent the quality you value least.

After finishing, sit back and analysis your class today in relation to your numerical ratings of the 13 values. Do the values align with your practices in today’s class?

________ Orderliness

________ Freedom

________ Respect

________ Self-direction

________ Privacy

________ Quiet

________ Equality

________ Laughter

________ Love

________ Concentration

________ Fairness

________ Purposefulness

________ Creativity



In case you get bored with the lazy days of summer and want to get a jump preparing for the coming school year, I added to Stuff4Educators a section called How to Study Better based on research from Harvard Medical School that highlights four science-backed ways towards better learning (Hint: drop the highlighter). Additionally, I posted a YouTube video under exercise from the Dana Foundation that won the Northwest Emmy award called Exercise and the Brain that explores the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning. Finally, some books that I have read this past year and found to be stimulating are listed.