Posted by Jessica Cuthbertson on Thursday, 10/24/2013
I wasn't prepared for my first classroom...but my students were ready for me.
A three-year looping journey with my first group of students, from sixth to seventh, then seventh to eighth grade, is the number one reason why I'm still teaching.
Looping changed my professional life.
This year, I'm looping with students again. Watching my sixth graders from last year become more confident (and some days conflicted) seventh graders keeps our classroom both fresh with new ideas, and grounded in familiar relationships and a shared learning history.