Welcome to October!
The polish of the new school year has worn off. For some teachers, the September honeymoon was over after the second week of school. Antsy students are trying to find out who’s really in control of the classroom, figuring out where you’ll draw the line, and trying to see if you’re paying as close attention as you were during the first week.
It’s no wonder so many teachers can find themselves feeling demoralized. Thinking of the more successful moments in your classroom can definitely be a lifesaver.
These are the moments that remind you why teaching is worth it. More importantly, they prove that you’ve done an amazing job! Way to go, you awesome teacher, you!
Now that the chaos of the new school year has died down, we wanted to hear from teachers about their winning classroom moments. So we took to Twitter to ask, “What moment this week gave you that ‘I’VE GOT THIS’ feeling?” Here’s what they shared.
Educators share their proud teacher moments
When I stood at the back of my class and watched as my first quest that I made from scratch was working perfectly and every student was engaged!!! It was beautiful!!!— Stacy Dobbs (@stacydobbs_vbms) September 14, 2019
I have a little girl in my preschool class with delayed speech. She only says a few things. This week I got her to learn a fair amount of new words and she’s been repeating them all week. Finally seeing some progress 🙏🏻— MisssssJordan☀️💙 (@be_changer) September 13, 2019
When you look up from your small group and everyone is doing what they are supposed too! = success and yay moment!— Maria Jennings (@magurita09) September 14, 2019
Finally getting a workable plan for interventions! Been trying for a couple weeks to get my mind wrapped around it.— Amy DeWees (@dewees_amy) September 13, 2019
When I received this message from a parent. It makes me keep trying to make a difference one day at a time pic.twitter.com/gjlSnJSZts— Schadana (@Schadana3) September 13, 2019
I am back in the teaching groove ,,, I slept through the night, woke up easily and my new 2nd graders have adjusted to the routine of a new school year. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/aKs0OTcvUz— Christi (@Okieaunniecs) September 13, 2019
When one of my students started the we are proud of you chant for another student’s success .— Tonia Wells (@tnuts20) September 14, 2019
When I finished a lesson right before the bell, and said “and you’ll have to find out how it ends tomorrow,” and my students said things like “awww,” “nooo!” “Finish! Finish!” “Tell us more!” “Please don’t stop!” #rioschools #gamification #makelearningfunagain— Ryan Delaway (@RyanDelaway) September 14, 2019
I’ve been aching all week from a procedure I had done last Thursday. The first thing a student asked me Monday morning (after seeing me in a not so happy go lucky state), was if I needed a hug! I knew at that moment I had this week! #ItsTheSmallThings #TheyCare #ClassCraftFridays— Stephanie Cooper (@Miss_Coop12) September 13, 2019
That uplifting class experience is something Classcraft wants teachers and students to feel every day.
Powered by things kids love — games and storytelling — students work toward their success as they cheer each other on, all while teachers enjoy a better way to motivate, engage, and connect with their students. More than changing the social dynamic and helping students become responsible and self-aware; Classcraft creates fun classrooms where everyone wins.
Have you experienced any success moments so far? Share your own with us on Twitter.