By the time we have finished with Thanksgiving, we have covered the theme of turkey, recipes, and visiting family or travels to others, and are often happy to move on to a new theme. Some other ideas that we could include in this theme could be:
Write a list of twenty things you have, that you love
Write about your favorite friend/cousin/place you often visit
Make a quick end-of-year resolution list to start on now, instead of waiting for the new year
Discuss uplifting topics, stories of recovery, articles that make one feel good.
When introducing any of these topics, teachers can encourage their students to do some introspection and understand that focusing on positive things leads to a feeling of happiness, thankfulness, gratefulness, or just well being.
Anyone writing a blog or website essentially wants people to share and even more, give to those who are looking for material. For me, it is a pleasure when I hear that teachers are using my dialog scripts and ideas in the classroom. After 35 of teaching one wants to find meaning in the experience and ideas gained, so writing it all down in articles, creating new texts and then sharing, is the reason behind the website.
Twitter, something very, very new for me is the platform I am using, to invite people to me - but also, as I have discovered, seeing who else is out there, reading new information, keeping up with the new. My challenge is, how many people are really getting to the information? Those who tweet this will be my experimental control, and the results may give me and others some answers. I will write about the results in a future blog piece. With thanks, Lucille..
Hello fellow teachers,