Three Things: Data, Great Moments, Your Worth
Only you can determine your worth.
It’s easier to believe people who can use qualitative and quantitative evidence as part of their reasoning. We talk about this when writing lab reports in science, but it's all-around true.
Question: What was your best moment in the classroom today, and how can I have more moments like it?
My Answer: Taking time to slowly prepare students to start learning activities. I think this is one of the reasons using classroom norms is productive. Setting a foundation gives you something to periodically review and using norms builds culture when used over time.
Here are the norms I'm currently using with my homeroom.
“ Your worth is not a negotiation” - author unknown
Three Things is a record of thoughts, questions, inspiration, gratitude, and things that made my day better or made me better. Once written, I send them out into the world. Cue serendipity.