WHAT we teach…
Yes, we teach Math, English, Social Studies, Science, etc. But what is our hidden curriculum? What “Star Qualities” do we really work to foster in our classrooms? When you look at a Willow River Area School classroom what, besides the core subjects, are students learning?
They're learning things like SELF-CONFIDENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION, EMPATHY, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, TIME MANAGEMENT, RESOURCEFULNESS, GOAL SETTING, and PERSISTENCE, just to name a few!
WHY we teach…
Did any of us blindly stumble into the teaching profession? No. Did we chose this profession because we love standardized tests, hosting detentions, and grading papers? No.
We chose to enter this profession because we are genuinely interested in the lives of our students and want to help them become the best possible version of themselves.
We teach to KEEP CURIOSITY ALIVE!