I recently read the article, How Dialogue Journals Build Teacher Student Relationships, published on the blog Cult of Pedagogy. Blog founder, Jennifer Gonzalez interviews Liz Galarza, a middle school writing teacher in New York, who uses dialogue journals to build relationships with her students. A dialogue journal is a simple spiral or composition notebook that… Continue reading Relationship Building Journals
I have completed Nicki Koziarz's book and am left with the inspiration given through the habits I am developing: accepting the assignment of refinement, following through despite on how I feel, staying open to the movement of God, giving others what I need, and moving forward in faith.
All Eyes on Alexandra shares an important lesson on family. Although Alexandra maybe be difficult and may not do things like the rest of the family, she has her strengths and uniqueness that makes her different her brothers, sisters, and cousins. While some may be caught off guard by her differences, I think things go best when the family allows her to be herself.
In my reading, A Woman Who Doesn't Quit, Nikki Koziarz writes " We need stuff to look forward to. When life gets into the rut-cycle and we are just doing the same things over and over, it’s easy to want to give up on pursuing more. Whether you are the setting mini-goals type person or you need a reward to look forward to, set it! Mark it on the calendar! Do what you have to do to get there (2016)." What do you look forward to doing in your life? Can you set up mini sessions to help you meet your goal and choose to not give up?
Each of the aphorisms shared in this collection are paired with an exquisite picture, its origin, and its meaning. Instead of reading all of the aphorisms at one time, I would share one at a time. Whether you share one a day or one a week is up to you; I think I will share one daily during a Geography unit on Africa.