We must be engagers.
I think this describes who we are as educators. We need to find relevant and fun activities that you can add to your class or student salon. This will go a long way in helping you create a fun and positive learning environment, which in turn will create an environment where students can become motivated.
I think one of the biggest challenges that we have in making things fun in school is the time that it takes to plan and prepare.
To help you out, I want to share an idea I got from Ida McLean from Searcy Beauty School. They recognized the need to have something fun planned in their school every day. So, they got together and create a monthly calendar and planned one fun thing for every day of the week. Some days are very simple to implement, and others take a little extra work.
If you get together with your team and spend about an hour discussing this, you can easily have a six-month calendar created. This way, you won’t have to stop and think about what you should do for fun each day, it’s already in place.
I love to have fun! I want my work to be fun. When I was in school, I wanted my classrooms to be fun. Basically, I want every day and everything I do to be a great big party! I want every day of my life to look like is the final scene from Footloose. Confetti and glitter flying, music playing, and Kevin Bacon yelling “I thought this was a party! Let’s dance!!”