I’m going to start a blog. A blog that describes my voyage to becoming a teacher. I will have short anecdotes, thoughts, reflections, observations, resources, etc. Hopefully this will go over well.
I think it is very poignant to not constantly redirect children when they are day dreaming during a quiet task. As I am sitting here observing the students I also am supposed to be working on a future lesson plan I have, but I find myself constantly staring out the door, watching the students, or at the blank nothingness. I realized that five minutes ago I was constantly pointing students back to their work the second they looked up from their cursive book, but it could hinder them in the future. Often times our brain needs a short break and we need to be self-motivated enough to end our break and get back to our task. When you are a college age student you will not always have a teacher there to say “Teach, get back to your research paper.” So as a teacher, in third grade you need to give students the chance to pull themselves back to their task or gently tap them on the shoulder and pull them from their reverie. Just a thought from a volunteer in the classroom.