August 18, 2017

Make EVERY Moment A Teaching Moment

Hi! This is Heather from Campfire Curriculum with Helpful Heather.  Studies prove that children develop an image of themselves at an early age.  What does this mean to you as a teacher?  Model good self esteem and make every moment a teaching moment!  Read today so that you can be more insightful and thoughtful in your reactions throughout the school day and all day!

Make Every Moment A Teaching Moment


You Can Make A Difference

It happens every day!  As a teacher, it can happen multiple times daily and catch you off guard.  One of the many stories I have accumulated has to do with my looks.  Let's face it.... I'm no spring chicken but I wasn't expecting the comment that I received one day at recess.  A sweet little first grader came bouncing up to me and exclaimed, "Mrs. Waild, when you smile you have all these lines next to your eyes!" (As seen below!)  I (thankfully) said, "Thank you!"  She looked confused.  I continued my response to her by saying, "Do you know why I have all of those lines?" "It means that I have had a wonderful life!  It means that I have smiled a lot!  You just reminded me how lucky I am!  Thank you so much!"  I think she was still slightly perplexed but she was smiling too.  I gave her something to think about.  Maybe she will see wrinkles in a different way.  Instead of seeing wrinkles as an indicator of years past she may think about how happy a person has been throughout their life.  What I ask of you is to try to make these moments yourself.  Before getting your feelings hurt take a deep breath and flip the script!  Make every moment a teaching moment!

Hi! This is Heather from Campfire Curriculum with Helpful Heather.  Studies prove that children develop an image of themselves at an early age.  What does this mean to you as a teacher?  Model good self esteem and make every moment a teaching moment!  Read today so that you can be more insightful and thoughtful in your reactions throughout the school day and all day!

What Stories Do You Have To Share?

This was one of my many stories but I know that you have a TON out there.  If you have any interaction with children you have tales to tell.  Please share with us the moments that you have changed into positive teaching moments.  I can't wait to hear them!















1 comment:

  1. agree with your post make every moment a teaching one, one should help others and make their moment knowledgeable by adding some information to it.

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