Would love to chat with K-6 teachers about what works best in their classrooms

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    Hi all, we're Sid and Tosha, a husband and wife team looking using growth mindset and personal mythology to bring creative solutions to teacher's classrooms. We'd love to chat with teachers in the K-6 range.

    Some example questions would be
    - What kind of resources have been the most helpful in your classroom?
    - What methods of teaching are you missing resources for?
    - What are some of the most common issues in classrooms?
    - Should identity, self discovery, and/or empowerment be an important part of teaching young children?
     
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    These are extremely broad topics. If you can narrow down the questions a bit, you will likely get much more useful responses.
     
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    My apologies, and thank you for clarifying that! I'll try and narrow it down below...

    - What kind of charts, trackers, activity sheets, posters, or other printable resources have been the most helpful in your classroom?
    - Are there any kind of printable resources you are having trouble finding?
    - What are some of the hardest issues to deal with in the classroom (e.g: behavior, sharing, etc)?
    - Should identity, self discovery, and/or empowerment be an important part of teaching young children? For instance, favorite colors and why, favorite animals and why.
    - How do you feel about using stories to teach good behavior? For instance telling children that candy contains sugar bugs who eat your teeth and so you must brush.
     
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    I don’t think there is any shortage of printable resources out there. I often make my own, but that’s because I want to customize them to my students and school. When I’m looking for printable resources, they are primarily academic.

    Yes, dealing with behaviors in the classroom is difficult, but more difficult is trying to fit everything in within the limited time I have.

    Yes, I do think that identity, self-discovery, and empowerment are important concepts to teach children, but I think a focus on favorites is far too superficial.

    Using stories - as in high quality literature - is a great way to teach social skills and appropriate behaviors. I don’t think that type of story you described is appropriate for school-age children. By the time they enter kindergarten, they should be hearing truths.
     
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    I pretty much agree with Bella84. I would only add that I could use games, and activities to help motivate 5th graders. (I don't teach 6th.) Discipline in 5th grade is my biggest struggle. I wonder if I had more engaging activities, they might behave better.
     
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    - What kind of charts, trackers, activity sheets, posters, or other printable resources have been the most helpful in your classroom? Teacher and class made anchor charts, graphic organizers
    - Are there any kind of printable resources you are having trouble finding? No- if I can’t find, I create
    - What are some of the hardest issues to deal with in the classroom (e.g: behavior, sharing, etc)? Not sure I have an answer for this.
    - Should identity, self discovery, and/or empowerment be an important part of teaching young children? For instance, favorite colors and why, favorite animals and why. Yes. Social emotional learning activities lead to more positive self image and respect for others. Agree with above that fave color and animal really are superficial and not the crux of identity goals.
    - How do you feel about using stories to teach good behavior? For instance telling children that candy contains sugar bugs who eat your teeth and so you must brush. Sugar bugs? Seriously? Quality picture books and book talk are instrumental in teaching character Ed. Good classroom mgt strategies, creating a classroom culture of capability, connectedness and contribution- these facilitate self-discipline.
     
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