The first rule to group work is this: To be successful, each member of the group needs to feel safe and respected in the group.
Each member in a group is an asset. Claim each asset as a group, or create deterrence.
No one member is more important than another.
The mission of the group is priority and above individual wants or needs.
Communication is vital.…Continue
Added by Brandon Kim on October 19, 2014 at 2:14am — No Comments
The answer to the problem lies within the problem itself.
To do this, do not try to find the solution, but instead try to find the problem.
What is the problem really asking? Get to know what the problem is all about. Accept all data that the problem is presenting to you.
If you are able to truly find the problem, you will find your…Continue
Added by Brandon Kim on October 19, 2014 at 2:11am — No Comments
Although I’m my students’ teacher, I’m no more important than they are.
Each student is his/her own unique experience, and who am I to try and control his/her unique experience? Who am I to think that a person is not capable? Instead, I offer them my support and assistance through guidance and tools.
Education = A Process
Learning = Understanding
The best way to solve a problem is to…Continue
Added by Brandon Kim on October 19, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments
There is a lot of pressure put on teachers. With standards, test scores, teacher effectiveness evaluations, etc., it is no mystery that the teaching profession, although rewarding, is truly a challenging one.
Regardless of what professional and/or personal stresses I’m dealing with, I remind myself to never put pressure on my students. They already are dealing with their own stresses, and they don’t need…Continue
Added by Brandon Kim on October 19, 2014 at 2:06am — No Comments
In life, we are all inspired to do different things. For me, it’s to teach. If I had to sum up my teaching philosophy into one word, that word would be -- empowerment.
If we strive to provide our youth with a variety of opportunities as well as give them the right tools to succeed, I believe that they will not only reach their goals, but they will surpass them as well. My overall goal is to have all of my students try their best, and…Continue
Added by Brandon Kim on October 19, 2014 at 2:03am — No Comments
I have come across many people who have had more than their fair share of challenges. These brave people have templates and are in environments that make them react in ways that at times, is very hard to stand witness to. There are other brave ones all over that we don’t hear about, and are in the same situation.
I ask, for those who find themselves in any pain, shame, and/or hurt – please, may we come together, if not for ourselves, then for each…Continue
Added by Brandon Kim on October 19, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments