How do you Cook Up a Great Year?
Years ago I read a book called Working on the Work by Phillip C. Schlechty. Schlechty has since written many books on the topic of student engagement and its correlation to learning and academic achievement. This is not a new book but as my friend Heidi says, “It is an oldie but goodie.” I would consider this book to be a staple read for any teacher or administrator.
My sister-in-law has worked in the human resources department for many years. As an administrative team, the company she worked for had them do a book study. She had to read the book and answer required question about each chapter and write up a review of what she learned from the book.
She asked me to help her with her paper since she hates to write. It was very interesting that the book she was reading, a business book, was all about employee engagement.
This made me think about teacher engagement. I doubt you can have student engagement if the teacher is not engaged. To quote myself, “A teacher without passion, is like a body without a soul.”
To Cook Up a Great Year, my goal as an administrator, is to increase and maintain teacher engagement. I believe when teachers are engaged, their students will be too.
What is a teacher to do?
Here is a lesson I hope will keep your students engaged as they work in stations.
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This school year, go live your passion!