Laura Gonzalez's Blog (2)

Meltdowns

Way back when, a long time ago, I was a first-year teacher. I had been hired to teach bilingual/ESL in a bridge (k-2) class.



My first vice principal took me aside one day and told me, "One of these days, it's going to be too much for you. It'll be too much stress. When that happens, call me. I will come to your classroom and give you a fifteen-minute break to pull yourself back together."



Not having been in the classroom before, I had no idea what she was talking… Continue

Added by Laura Gonzalez on March 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Books Made into Movies

You know you have students hooked on a book when they complain because the movie isn't as good as the book. You know they "get it" when you hear someone responds with "the movie is never as good as the book!"



One of my goals as a teacher is to instill a love of reading in kids/teens while I can. Studies show that kids don't read for pleasure. I want to hook them on… Continue

Added by Laura Gonzalez on March 5, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

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