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Maria Verwey
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Somewhere before adulthood and childhood there is the madness of the middle. Learning, teaching, creating and inspiring teens.
Somewhere before adulthood and childhood there is the madness of the middle. Learning, teaching, creating and inspiring teens.

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Maria Verwey commented on a post on Blogger.
"A class cannot be seen as a class.  It is a group of individuals. " These two sentences are so powerful! Thinking this way would change the way a student would feel in your classroom on the day to day. How valuable to feel noticed, valued and included? Changing the teacher mindset from class to a collection of individuals would lead to the students feeling that way. Powerful!

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Maria Verwey commented on a post on Blogger.
Thank you for being so raw and real with this reflection piece! I would have thought that motivation would have been higher as well in the high school level and I am surprised to read that it isn't. I am curious how your motivational strategies have changed or stayed the same with the switch from elementary to high school. Do you find you are using the same strategies or different because of their age and your expectations? 
Very reflective, honest and real. A good read during winter break.

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Maria Verwey commented on a post on Blogger.
I had not thought about keeping track of books via Goodreads! That is a great idea! Do the students like it?

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Maria Verwey commented on a post on Blogger.
I think it is just fabulous that you give feedback to your staff. There have been times in my career where the only feedback I have received is at the end of the year or with my review.  That is a long time. Some of my greatest journeys to improve started with the feedback from my admin.  

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Maria Verwey commented on a post on Blogger.
I raise a glass of apple cider to new beginnings! I look forward to reading more in your journey this year. I also am in awe of your beautiful view!
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