Tag Archives: Classroom Culture

Culture and the Classroom

March 7, 2012

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Culture can be defined as all of the background and experiences from one’s life (including family, religion, traditions, etc.) that shape an individual. Culture is a very important aspect of classroom learning. Each student brings a set of unique cultural experiences into the classroom. Each teacher does the same. As a group of students and […]

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Caring and Mentoring

January 22, 2012

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Caring and Mentoring

There is a great power that’s inherent in simple, kind, and specific feedback from a caring adult. I commit to creating an environment in which students can be proud of their voice and their work. I commit to noticing the good in each student and celebrating that good. It’s too easy to be consumed with […]

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Hero Shambo and Building Teams

January 11, 2012

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Hero Shambo and Building Teams

TeamPedia is a great resource for team building activities.  Today in Cardio/Health we spent about 5 minutes with an exercise from TeamPedia called Hero Shambo.  TeamPedia gives it the subtitle “Paper Rock Scissors with a Twist.”  It’s basically a big game of Rock Paper Scissors (aka roshambo) where the winners keep playing and the losers cheer like […]

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