Effective Teachers Wear Cardigans
Welcome to EIP
Maintain an open and respectful relationship with your teacher
Ask yourself what you can bring to the classroom
Come ready for anything- both inside the classroom and out.
In your classroom, you are a teacher...
...except you’re not.
Believe in yourself the way they do
Do the assignments Mrs. T gives, and think about why she’s giving them
Mrs. T never gives busy work. Every assignment you do this year will connect to something. Put thought and effort into your assignments, and consider how you can use them for your classroom. Some of you may be under the impression EIP means going to elementary classrooms and playing with little kids for a few hours every day. If this is so, it’s time to readjust your expectations, and quickly. You’ll be doing monthly article analyses, along with a book study, and a classroom comparison project. And that’s just first semester. Now, before you run off to get a drop slip in the counseling office, hear me out: it isn’t hard. The material is never difficult; don’t confuse that with it being thoughtless, though. Each assignment requires careful thought, but if you work efficiently it will never take you great sums of time. Best of all, their sole purpose is to help you in your classroom. The coolest part, though, is they will change the way you view education. The classroom comparison project was my favorite thing we did all year, and I learned a lot from it.