Disclaimer: I have been wine touring all day. It is my anniversary. This post will be as simple & to the point as possible. I love blogging. I love you guys. I love my husband more. No apologies.
Today's question is an awkward one for me because I do not have students in the traditional sense of the word. Sure, I have tons of students that I work with but none of them are "mine". They all have a classroom teacher who is not me, whom they spend the majority of their time with. Sure, they get pretty stoked when they see me but I'm not there all the time. At best, I am there 45 mins, 3 times a week. I don't have bulletin boards (although I'm working on that) or spaces to display student work. I am intinerant. I am non-enrolling. I am not the one who collects the work. But I can be the one who displays it.
Kristi and I have been thinking about some fun ways to increase student involvement in the Lit Pit. To motivate them (see our series about motivating boys to write here), to encourage them, to allow them to share. While this won't necessarily involve them sharing their classroom work, it will allow them to share some of their learning and some of their passion for reading and writing. Because we haven't started yet, I hate to give too much away (more to be revealed on the blog soon, I promise!) but suffice it to say that we will be using Twitter, Instagram, the school newsletter and bulletin boards to curate student writing and reading accomplishments. I am really excited about where we are going with this and really looking forward to what the kids come up with. Who says that classroom teachers get all the fun?!
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!