At the beginning of the year, my principal showed us this video Be More Dog. Immediately, I felt this feeling of freedom. Why can't we all be more dog? Why can't we allow our students to be more dog? This video really opened my mind to the fact that our students come to us each day to learn, not just got to school. I wondered if our students came the first day feeling free to learn, or was it just another start to a school year.
George Couros said, "Imagine what school would look like if we really focused on empowering learners." I question myself often and what I offer to the students. Am I empowering learners in my classroom? Am I allowing my students to be more dog? Am I allowing my students to to run freely with their learning? Or, am I getting in the way?