Beliefs to Actions Blog Hop

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As we head back into the classroom, I think it’s a good idea to really sit down and think of what makes you “tick” as a teacher. I participated in the blog hop hosted by Whitney of With Love from Texas to do just that! Thanks for making me think of ways to take my beliefs to actions in the classroom!

my education beliefs

Writing this down was almost therapeutic! I had to think of how I truly want my students to feel about me and my classroom. This whole idea has been heavy on my heart since beginning the reading for a book club. If you haven’t joined the book club with Jameson of Lessons with Coffee I strongly admonish you to do that! (You can buy the book   Multiplication is for Black People to join in now)  Often, we don’t realize it but our classrooms can be a place of refuge from a heartless world filling our students with doubt and dousing the flame of learning we should be fuming. I could get stuck on the injustices that surround the very students I teach, but  I decided to think of ways that I can make my classroom even better and a place of refuge!

This year, I am setting goals and truly preparing to be the BEST Mrs. Burden I can be. My class may not always be the most clean, flow as it’s supposed to, or even be the most fun. What I want my students to walk away feeling is that my teacher beliefs were upheld. I’m ready to open my heart and room to the multitude of students I  know will enjoy the knowledge I will share and the love that is given through each lesson.

What are your Teaching Beliefs?

What can you do to turn your Beliefs to Actions? 

Continue on with the Beliefs to Actions blog hop by visiting Soney of Sunny days in School by clicking here!!

12 Responses to Beliefs to Actions Blog Hop

  1. I love your beliefs! A lot of thought has gone into them.

    • 180daystohappy says:

      Thank you SO much!!! I really do love teaching and I think that this was a great opportunity for me to sit down and think about what I want my classroom to “feel” like this year. It can be hard with all of the things we’re expected to do, to remain focused. However, I’m a strong believer that writing them down helps!!! I am thinking I will have to find a way to post these in my classroom this year.

  2. Renee says:

    I love your belief statements! We are always growing along with the kids! We are going one to one with ipads this year…I love that it shouldn’t divide us! great job!

    Renee at The Science School Yard

    • 180daystohappy says:

      WOW! What a learning opportunity, for everyone, that will be!! When we stop learning, we can’t expect for students to respect our want for them to learn! I have definitely “failed” in front of my students, but it brings authenticity to your classroom and students respect that! Good luck this year.

  3. Soney says:

    Love what you said about teaching students is educating parents. Parents are crucial and need to be taught also!!!

    • 180daystohappy says:

      Thanks! I believe that parents are the key to igniting the passion for education! We can only do so much to keep the fire alive at school, so we need parents who are aware and willing to teach and learn at home! We need to find ways to keep them abreast of the learning and really fill in the gaps for them as well.

  4. Lisa Robles says:

    Love the comment on technology. It’s a tool for collaboration and creation, IMO, not a babysitter.


    • 180daystohappy says:

      Lisa, THIS is so true! I have found that so many teachers are getting hung up on what they DON’T have and fail to see what they do have and/or can get. We have to get in the mind of making it work, as we do with so many other things in the classroom.

  5. I LOVE your last belief. I’ve never seen it phrased that way before.. it’s so true!! The better the connection, the better the relationship, the better the learning. That is why all these educators are doing what we do through Blogging and research and communicating with others.

    • 180daystohappy says:

      It’s so true! I have become a better teacher as I continue to seek knowledge. If we stick to “the old ways”, we will not be able to fully reach the students in new ways. I am always searching for a fun way to connect and bring my content to life!! I hope you have an amazing year and keep on learning 🙂

  6. At Whit's End says:

    I love the part about educating parents! So true and we must take the time to do this! It can make ALL the difference!

    • 180daystohappy says:

      I think this is becoming even more apparent with the new standards and expectations for students. Many parents are not familiar with them and it causes us to really have to reteach our information to them. Many people don’t take this into consideration,but it has to change! It will definitely make a difference for us all.

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