The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. – John F. Kennedy
When I first began teaching, I remember meeting a veteran teacher who carried a big bag with her everywhere. I forgot what the situation was but I remember her coming to the rescue with masking tape, scissors, and Post It notes. She told me she always carried those things among other items like dry erase markers, poster putty, and so forth as a teacher, because she had learned that situations always arise when she needed these items. That left a huge impression on me and I kept thinking of this as a survival kit. I write about building a teacher’s survival kit in my new book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers (opens in new tab). Below is a Glogster with some of the items that were part of my kit for teaching children. Generally, I recommend having a ball, masking tape, playdough, a mobile device with apps, graphic organizers, some icebreakers, flashcards, and chants/music. Scroll to the bookmarks to find ideas for using all these tools.
To complete this goal: Create a graphic or take a picture of your survival kit and share it on our 30 Goals Facebook Group or tweet it to @30GoalsEDU! One of your posts will be chosen to receive the Aussie Pouch! Please tag @AussiePouch on your tweets or Facebook posts so we know you are joining the contest. The contest ends August 10th, but please feel free to share your goal at anytime. The lucky winner will be notified by August 31st and receive the Aussie Pouch after.
New to The 30 Goals Challenge? Each year, teachers worldwide aim to accomplish 1 to 30 goals that transform their teaching. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter, @30GoalsEdu . At our official site, 30Goals.com, find all the goals, participant reflections, badges, and get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Classroom (opens in new tab)workbook. Find all the 2015 goals here!
cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com
Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.