Today, I am grateful for being able to learn and grow in my teaching by having positive relationships with my colleagues especially my co-teacher for two class periods, Mr. Otto.
Mr. Otto cares about doing his best and our best for all students. He cares about relationships and building relationships with all students.
I like to think big and futuristic and how we can change things and make things, hopefully, better for what we do in the classroom and the environment and experiences we provide for learning. Mr. Otto will listen to those ideas and then say how do we actually do the steps to make that successful. I believe both of these are needed to do good work in the classroom for all students. Dreaming big is good but being able to know and do the day-to-day steps to be successful is absolutely needed.
Getting to know Mr. Otto has allowed me to know that we can talk about what is happening in the classroom and we both want to do what is best for our students and even if we may disagree about how to handle something we will both support each other to do an action that we believe will be better for our students.
Joking with Mr. Otto and students throughout this year in the classroom, hallways and when we have hung out outside of school has really made this year a special year one at Tempe High.
Thank you Mr. Otto for making my days better.
Thank you Mr. Otto for helping me be a better teacher.
Thank you Mr. Otto for being who you are!