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End of year reflection #1

Since we're just a few days away from 2008 I feel compelled to write this post before the year ends. This is has been an incredible beginning to the school year for me as a teacher. I ask myself what it is that has worked so well this year that didn't work well last year. Is it because I have a different group of kids, maybe with fewer behavior issues? Or is it because I have more supportive parents this year? Or is it because now I have doors in my classroom rather than an open pod? Maybe it's all of these things put together that have made the difference but over which I have no control. However, I also want to think that I had a little hand in our coming together as a classroom so far this year. So, what am I doing differently this year? First of all, I have implemented a morning meeting that is sacrosanct. The kids expect it and when we miss a part of it they notice. I am taking baby steps when teaching procedures and demonstrations before expecting the kids…