I have been thinking a lot about what contributes to a strong classroom and what defines a strong classroom. What builds an environment of growth? How do we nuture that? How do we make it safe and joy filled? What does it feel like and look like to walk into The Strongest Classroom? At this moment I find myself thinking in poetry, specifically haikus, which help me think in few words that can convey strong feeling. I hope one of these poems might connect with you. Maybe you will be inspired to write your own haiku about the environment we need to nurture for children that leads to growth, learning and joy! I would love that!! If you feel comfortable sharing one with me that would be amazing!
The strongest classroom! Happens anywhere at all, when we nurture care.
A builder of hope... the difficulty is seen, the effort is given.
All in together. Contributing to our best. Community here.
Unscalable height... one attempt has failed, looks scalable now!
There is the feel of wonder, possibility! What could happen next?
Joy is with many. Encouragement is alive. Attempt, celebrate!
A safe space for us where challenges are taken. Resilience moves.
Ongoing process with cycling dips and peaks moving us upward.
I doubt that I can. I will courageously try. I am capable!