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Maestro's Journey

Diary of a First-Year Teacher

Miss M
21 August 1983
I started this journal as a place to document my growth as a teacher. I haven't kept up with it as much as I would have liked (who knew a first grade teacher could be so busy?!). But...that's about to change! :)
1st grade, abuse, activism, administration, adolescents, after school programs, assessment, behavior, behavior modification, board games, boards, bulletin boards, card games, cause and effect, center activities, changing the world, child development, child welfare, children, classroom management, classrooms, classwork, communities, community service, cooperation, creativity, critical thinking, critical thnking, cultural awareness, deductive reasoning, developing imagination, developmental psychology, disability issues, discipline, diversity, domestic violence, early intervention, education, elementary, elementary school, empathy, empowerment, english, ethics, evaluating, evaluation, extra-curricular activities, families, foster care, geography, grantwriting, groups, health, helping others, history, homelessness, homework, human behavior, human rights, human services, ideas, kids, language arts, learning, lesson plans, lessons, listening, low-income housing, math, memory skills, mental health, motor skills, multiple intelligences, music, national games week, no child left behind, organizing, pedagogy, people, philospohy, physical education, play therapy, positive reinforcement, poverty, prevention, privilege, probabililty, psychology, public assistance, raising awareness, research, role models, role playing, role plays, school, school game clubs, science, sharing, social change, social responsibility, social skills, social studies, society, special education, strategies, strategy, stress management, students, support, teachers, teaching, tests, touching lives, understanding, urban affairs, urbanization, values, voluntarism, volunteering, volunteerism, word games, youth