Archive for April 27th, 2009

Today we met Angela Amico, an amazing teacher at Baker Elementary School in San Jose, California. She asks every one of her third grade students, upon arriving and leaving her classroom each day, to make eye contact and shake her hand. It gives her an opportunity to “check in” with each of them, and gives them a chance to make a personal connection with her.

This simple technique keeps her in touch with where the kids are at, and helps them to build their personal confidence, to stay focused and present. What a fantastic idea! Wouldn’t it be great if every classroom teacher did this?

Here’s what Angela had to say about our “Walking In Wisdom” student assembly: “I would really recommend this time spent with these wonderful guests, teaching us lessons about the Earth and ourselves.”

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