Sunday, August 28, 2011

Love Your Students

In Lucy Calkins' book,  Building A Reading Life,  she remembers the author Avi's words to teachers: "If you are going to teach me to read and to write, first you need to love me."

"So," she reminds us, "Our first job, as teachers, is to fall in love with each and every child - right away.  that is not always easy at the very start of the year, when we are still mourning the loss of last year's kids, but the truth is that youngsters know when they are surrounded by positive regard.  They know when they are in a place in which they can take risks, reveal their vulnerabilities, aspire toward big goals."

Go, spread the love...


  1. Have a wonderful week, Miss McCrary, inspiring ...those who aspire towards those Big Goals !!