No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.~ Dr. James Comer
This quote sums up my teaching philosophy yet I find that too often this is what is falling by the wayside in my classroom as well as some of my colleagues due to pressure from E-Cart etc. Some of the pressure is because we did not have our students for two weeks and at week 3 the pressure was on to dive into ECart. As I am home sick the last two days, my main concern was for my girls and who is in the classroom with them (or that no one is >.<), not that they will be behind. I do not want the tenuous tapestry that we are weaving together to bridge our two worlds to be marred. I will return on Sunday hopefully with a reminder of why I teach, not what I teach.