What teaching has taught me.


Kids always come first.

Students learn best from asking questions.

Kids can’t sit all day.

Math is best taught with “real world” questions.

It’s never going to be perfect.

Admit your mistakes.

Greet each child with a smile regardless of when they show up for  class.

Relationships matter.

Laughter creates a positive work environment.

We’re supposed to makes mistakes, that’s how we learn.

The best lessons never come from a textbook.

In life, there’s just some hoops we have to jump through.

Volunteering with a class will forever change it.

Practice makes progress.

Time heals.

When kids respect you they don’t want to disappoint you.

Change is good.

You don’t always get what you want… thank God!

A simple compliment can change a life.

Make time for reflection everyday.

The most important test I need to prepare my students for is LIFE.

Rest if you must but never quit.

If you’re nervous it means you care.

The more you give the more you get.

Wait time is the key involvement.

Parents are the most important stakeholders in students’ education. Involve them.

Kids want to change the world.

Sometimes you gotta wing it.

Ask kids what they want to learn.

Praise is a natural remedy.

All kids want to learn, they just learn differently.

I want to teach kids how to think, not what to think.

When you believe in kids they believe in themselves.






About mrcameron14

I am a Grade 6 teacher of 18 years in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Passionate about sharing with teachers throughout the world. Teaching students how to use technology 4 good and to make a positive difference in the world. Apple Distinguished Educator 2013, SMART Exemplary Educator 2013, Google Educator 2015.
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One Response to What teaching has taught me.

  1. Norah says:

    Great list. I agree with every one. I’d love to add more but you’ve got it pretty well covered for the moment. Unless it’s patience – teaching has taught me to be patient. We don’t all get it at the same time or straight away. Impatience will never encourage learning. Have a great 2017!


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