Yesterday was not a great day at school. I felt like I kept snipping at the class. During my reading workshop, some of the kids kept interrupting me. As a result, I had a heart to heart with them.
After school, I met with some AMAZING teachers and shared my frustration. One of them...whom I dearly love...has had the same problem. She shared with me that my "talking time" is probably not as long as the students' working time. She shared that with her class. I decided to take her lead today and share it with mine too.
I drew them a pie graph and showed them the amount of time they have to work, share, and my time to teach. I was hoping to show them that their time outweighs mine and my "talking time" is very small, but very precious.
As I taught today...I felt that we accomplished a lot more. Simply because they knew their time was more than mine.
And as a sidenote, as we were reading in our informational big book, a pie graph was shown and I was able to explicitly teach it...because they remembered the graph I showed them about my "talking time".
Things are looking up in our room!!!