You are invited to participate in a brief (5-10 minute) survey related to teacher dispositions that engage children in learning that is being conducted by Dr. Jill M. Klefstad, the ECE faculty and program director at UW-Stout.
You were selected to participate in this study because you belong to one of the following groups: pre-service student in teacher education, student teacher, or classroom teacher of 4K, Kindergarten and First-Third grade classrooms.
My daughter Avery's grade five teacher is a bit of an anomaly. Students build different models of paper airplanes to test hang time during the unit on aerodynamics. The kids help choose and order school supplies as an exercise in budgeting and mathematics.
Last August, Dan began his first year teaching. When he came home the first day, he was pretty much wiped out and convinced that he wasn't cut out to be a teacher and should quit ... soon. Since Dan's not one to quit easily, it was a real shock that he was so set to give up. I emailed several people asking for prayers, and I also was practically on my knees most of the night in prayer for him.