What does it mean to have grit in the classroom? According to the 2017 Washington Teacher of the Year, it takes "doing something hard on purpose, every day." Her message gives students the opportunity to work their brain, and give them the opportunity to be at their best.
Camille Jones is a gritty elementary school teacher in Quincy, Washington. She is currently her State Teacher of the Year and enjoying the process of connecting with other Teacher's of the Year from across our great land. Camille is in her 7th year teaching, and currently on a roll at Pioneer Elementary as the STEAM Enrichment Teacher for K-3. She studied abroad in Mexico and Spain while getting her degree in Spanish. She is currently working towards her Master's in Teaching the Gifted and Talented. Farmtableteach.com is her recent project where she hopes to make it into a resource center for all things STEAM education.
- Camille’s current Teacher of the Year schedule.
- STEAM Lab
- “Looking at every single student to find some abilities and strengths that are going undiscovered.”
- Camille’s evolving process for becoming a teacher.
- Spanish degree and going abroad
- The typical day in the classroom
- Running with the dog after-school routine
- “Do something hard, on purpose every single day.” Camille Jones
- “If we don’t embrace the challenges that all these changes bring we are going to fall behind in school.”
- “Don’t strive for perfection, strive for progress.” Ryan Holiday
- How Camille greets her students
- Hand Shake and greeting by name
- Struggle in the classroom
- Connecting with the community outside of school
- Tech in the Classroom
- Computer Science Education Week (coding)
- Overwhelming moment during her 4th year.
- Teacher of the Year connection with other teachers
- Writing Processes
- Word of the day: Perseverate
- Farmtableteach.com (Camille’s website/blog)
- Morning Routines
- “I go with the sun in the morning” Camille Jones
- Summer = Early morning run with dog, Big Breakfast
- Winter = a little different routine
- After-School Veg out Session
- Homemade Pizza
- Profession other than teaching if forced
- Bedside Table
- Books to gift
- Bucket Book
- Habit to start implementing
- Favorite Smartphone App
- Theme Music in the background
- Bueno Vista Social Club
- Charlie Brown Soundtrack
- Message to teachers in education
- “Are we teaching them the skills they need for the future?” Camille Jones
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- "Mindset" by Carol Dweck & "Grit" by Angela Duckworth
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Song: I dunno (ft. J Lang, Morusque)
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