Sunday, May 29, 2011

Words Are Powerful

This is my very first blog, and it brings me great joy to have the opportunity to share my words with the rest of the world. I am a teacher, and I believe words are powerful. In fact, for the entire 2010-2011 school year, I told my students just that..."Words are Powerful!" I used this phrase in an attempt to rally my students around the concept that their words are powerful, and that they can make a difference when they use them correctly. This realization, I hoped, would get them excited about learning the English language more in depth. I don't know what your experiences with English were, but most people seem to turn their noses up when they think about theirs!

This blog will consist of a collection of my experiences with how words are powerful in my life and in my classroom. I will share activities I do with my students to help them see how their words can make a difference. I will also attempt to support how I believe it's vital to stay connected to all of my students even when they leave my classroom at the end of the year. Afterall, I consider myself to be a teacher for life! Once my students have sat in my classroom, and have shared a piece of themselves with me and I with them, we will forever be connected.