Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pledge to Guide Today's Students--Draft 3

Pledge to Guide Today's Students
I pledge to guide my students in learning about the world they live in.

Respecting and honoring others
-Developing communication skills
-Learning about cultures and societies across the world

Respecting one's self
-Developing a healthy self-concept, eating well, and exercising

Respecting the Earth and the environment
-Using resources wisely and dealing with waste properly

Living in the age of technology and information
-How to research effectively
-Respect and honesty while using the internet
-Critical thinking skills when learning from any media

Seeing the big picture of life
-Coming to understand the universe and how we fit into it
-Developing knowledge of the Earth and all of its inhabitants

Updated wording slightly. It's difficult to decide if I need every bullet to begin with a verb or not!

It's also difficult to decide if I need to fully describe each main point using the bullets, or if the main point stands for itself.

Still trying to figure out if I want to add the whole multitasking thing or not.

Added communication skills under "Respecting and Honoring others"! This has become a big thing for me recently. Perhaps it's from working with little ones, but I've decided that communication skills is one of the most beneficial things I can teach children. Included in that is a growing vocabulary that students can use to articulate themselves, but I'm not sure if I need to include that or not.

Added effective research under technology. How could I have missed putting that there? Another thing I've been thinking about recently.