Here's to celebrating wonderful teaching memories!
For Teacher Appreciation Week 2022, we asked teachers to share their favorite teaching moments. Here are some of our favorites!
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1. Spectacular Hu-Manatee
Kudos to @Edug8wEmpathy for giving their students the amazing opportunity to swim with manatees.
2. All You Need Is Love
Thanks to @MsP_WV for reminding us that sometimes it’s enough to just be together at the end of a long day.
One of my favorite teaching moments happened this year, on a particularly hard day. As I was about to start a lesson, a student said “Ms. Pearson, I really like being in your classroom.” It made me feel that I was doing something right ❤️ @love2teach_14— �������� ��. ✨ (@MsP_WV) May 2, 2022
3. Way to Read
@mrjoshblackburn shares the excitement of students reading books all by themselves. What a great milestone!
@MelissaDarrow— Joshua Blackburn (@mrjoshblackburn) May 2, 2022
My favorite teaching memory is when I had a student read a book completely by himself and he brought it up to me and said “I just read this book, ACTUALLY read it! All by myself!” ������
4. SEL + Caffeine = ❤️
In this awesome activity, @HealthyMomonRun shares how her students created a coffee shop to cheer up the staff. Way to practice planning, design skills, and empathy in one go!
Favorite moment has been making a coffee shop with my students to bring cheer to staff! The kids are learning valuable skills without even knowing it! @ValerieSalter5 what about you?— Sarah (@HealthyMomonRun) May 2, 2022
5. A Close Shave
Thanks to @KateyAppelbaum for sharing this story about a student shaving "Appelbaum" on their head (all nine letters!) as a gesture of appreciation.
My favorite teaching moment was when one of my students shaved my last name in their hair as a ‘thank you’ for our 5th grade moving on ceremony ������— Katey Jayne Appelbaum (@KateyAppelbaum) May 2, 2022
6. Let It Grow
Congratulations to @Lsnow8474Rue who is helping students shift their mindsets and embrace all that math has to offer.
I love when a student tells me that they used to hate math but they love it now and want to learn more and practice more. I’m so proud of my young scholars and their growth mindsets. @CountryTeacher3— Scarlett Rue (@Lsnow8474Rue) May 2, 2022
7. Read It Loud
@lorene4too shared how a student who usually struggled to read volunteered to read aloud. Many of you shared similar moments when your students came out of their shells!
8. Milk It
Wait, chocolate milk doesn’t come from brown cows? Thanks for the clarification, @TeachingTallent!
Last week we started learning about farms and why farmers raise certain animals (Kindergarten). My kids were thoroughly distraught when they learned that brown cows do not make chocolate milk �� I could not contain the laughter. The innocence is the best! @MaryDeer23 @Iam_Blair— Aleks Tallent (@TeachingTallent) May 2, 2022
9. We Want One!
@MelissaDarrow’s students get to use the coolest reading garden.
I have a lot of favorite memories but a recent one is watching the students enjoy our new reading garden. pic.twitter.com/nsCdUXrzT8— Melissa Darrow, NBCT (@MelissaDarrow) May 3, 2022
10. Cool Chicks
@FinnySarah87’s students got to watch baby chicks hatch. Cutest learning experience ever.
And the Winner Is…
Congrats to our contest winner, @MissLawhon, whose students love her so much they don’t want to go on summer vacation!
A favorite teaching moment was hearing a student (who asks for love in the most unloving ways) tell me that he doesn't wanna go on summer break, b/c he'd rather stay with me and keep learning! ��— Nicole Lawhon 6️⃣5️⃣�� (@MissLawhon) May 2, 2022
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