Joy Kirr is a middle school teacher, author, and speaker. Her 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts) classes are working to improve their lives through student-directed learning - without marks throughout the year. This is a log of their learning experiences... Want to have her speak with your staff or facilitate a workshop? Here is Joy's PORTFOLIO.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quick Tip #14 - Classroom Culture

It's all about cultivating trust...
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  1. Joy--I have changed my word over the years. I have moved from vulnerable to authentic. What do you think?

    LOVE the "tip" videos.

    Glad you always #shareyourbest :)

  2. Absolutely spot on, Joy! Of course loving and learning large in front of students (and staff, admin, and, well...people in general) is easier said than done, but so worthwhile. It even gets a bit easier with practice. Knowing others are teaching/learning this way and seeing results in their classrooms and mine, affirms and encourages us all to persevere and celebrate. Thank you very much.