Thursday, October 10, 2013

Level

As a teacher, I strive to teach each child at their level. Finding that special spot where they will get their "aha" moment is a daily goal and job of mine.

How do I teach a child at their level?

My favorite way? It's to get down to their physical level. Seeing their eyes and seeing the thinking is a magical tool for me and for them.
If they're sitting on the floor? I sit on the floor too.

If they're at their desk? I crouch down or sit besides them, guiding them through the problem at hand.

To me I am their partner and guide through 3rd grade. Not the boss, not the supreme authority...well, okay, sometimes I have to be that...
I want to be there for them and most importantly, I want them to know that I am there for them right at their level. 
Little by Little

12 thoughts on the matter:

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Such great thoughts! You are a wonderful educator, I can tell, just by your heart!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

I agree with Kim! And I love that photo of the level with the class in the background - says it all!

Dotti said... {Reply}

This is such good advice for anybody who interacts with children, parents, grandparents, etc. And I love your 'level'!

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

aww - you are one of the GOOD ones!!

Snap said... {Reply}

I agree with Kim, too. You ARE one of the good ones.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

I love the images you used/created to tell the story. Well done-

You are one of the fun teachers :) I would love to see you in action one day.

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

I wish you could have been my third grade teacher! :)

Great story with the use of the level, perfect!

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

That is so commendable Tamar, that you realize that. I had a great teacher in high school (biology) that was on our level in many ways. I saw him at a wedding 15 years after graduation and he was still just interested on my level. I think it was just breed in him and his teaching enhanced it. You must be a natural at it, too. Thanks for liking the pearls! ♥

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

definitely good advice for being with children!

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Well if the rest of the world would take your philosophy what a delightful world we would live in. A+ teacher!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

These kids (and their parents) are SO lucky to have you as a teacher!! What a neat idea!

Rachel said... {Reply}

How I love this. You interact with and treat kid with such respect - I hope those parents know just how blessed they are that you are in their family's lives! :)