Educator Highlight: Holly Hodges, John Muir Elementary University

The Educator Highlight acknowledges those who lead to the instruction of local students. Educators have been picked by consulting with web-site PTA, scholar federal government companies and staff. Educators have been picked for their reputations with learners, personnel, mom and dad and the neighborhood.

The 2016-17 college calendar year will be Holly Hodges seventh year of instructing. It’s her 3rd calendar year in SMMUSD and she’s completely enjoyed teaching John Muir kindergarteners, and staying the Qualified Progress Leader for Muir.
Hodges really like of little ones guide her to become a trainer. “They are energetic, entertaining, curious, and no cost-spirited, and I knew that I desired to shell out my times doing work with them!” Hodges enjoys currently being ready to use new procedures in her classroom. This 12 months she is seeking forward to employing the examining and producing workshop model with each other, and to go on growing in her information of CGI/counting collections.

She’s been applying Widespread Main given that she began educating in Tennessee, and is at last emotion proficient and experienced about how to finest instruct these benchmarks in kindergarten. Whilst she says, “the requirements can be seemingly frustrating, it is crucial that teachers pick out ‘power’ or ‘focus standards’ in collaboration with the subsequent year’s teachers so that they can be confident to prepare their pupils for long term achievements.”

Hodges Speaks

I like the feeling of knowing that I can make a change, even in the smallest way, in the existence of a boy or girl. My passion as an educator is to protect the participate in aspect of studying for young children. I value their age and wonder and attempt to foster that in my classroom.
I’m generally excited as a kindergarten teacher to see how considerably my pupils will grow! It’s amazing to see what they are capable to do it August when compared to in June.

I’m most inspired by other teachers! I appreciate reaching out into the Instagram and blogging neighborhood to understand from other academics who are in their lecture rooms seeking new things and understanding day-to-day. I’m also inspired by researchers who are rooted in little one progress given that which is my history. I adore the estimate “Play is the optimum kind of research” by Albert Einstein. It encompasses my look at on training kindergarteners and how they master!

I’m lucky that kindergartners enjoy to clearly show their appreciation.The hugs and “You’re my most loved teacher” opinions (even however I’m almost certainly the only teacher they’ve had so significantly in their limited life!) suggest so a lot to me. I love hearing from a college student that they skipped university when we return from a crack or very long weekend. And so a lot of kindergarten mother and father are so supportive and appreciative. I can’t categorical how grateful I have been for the sweet gestures and support they’ve given me about the a long time! It does not just take significantly, just a good remark or informal conversation right after dismissal can brighten my working day. And a uncomplicated “thank you” really goes a incredibly extended way!

My most significant aim as a trainer is that my college students discover to respect just about every other, support some others, and be sort. Kindness that is fostered in childhood and supported in the course of adolescence makes empathetic grown ups! I would adore to be in a position to comply with together on my students’ journeys as they improve up so I can see the incredible things they attain. The best achievement as a trainer would be to see how productive my students turn out to be!

I am so joyful to be part of the SMMUSD group. I sense so supported and inspired as a experienced here, and getting portion of the Muir household only makes my encounter improved. I enjoy how little we are and how substantially we can collaborate and grow together. This calendar year starts the longest period of time of time teaching in a person university (after transferring throughout the place a couple of times!) and I’m so pleased to have located my training house!