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Becca Burk is a kindergarten teacher in Maine. Her passion as an educator is to support learners in becoming problem-solving, collaborating, determined members of both our learning community and the greater community. Becca builds strong relationships and collaborates to make sure everyone—students, families, and colleagues—feel valued and grow stronger. She contributes to the Teachers|Books|Readers blog.
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Do the Hard Thing
Becca Burk reminds all of us that one of the important parts of being a teacher is helping students believe they are capable. Becca shares three practical ways to uplift student capability.
Good Work, Writer
Becca Burk asserts that every child can become a writer when given materials, opportunity, and authentic glimpses into what it means to be a writer. Most importantly, though, children need adults who believe they are writers.
Building Empathy Through Gratitude
Becca Burk noticed entitlement and discontentment in her students, so she turned to research to discover how to change students’ attitudes. She discovered gratitude can develop empathy, and the Thankful Thursday award was born. This changed attitudes while building literacy skills.
Our Words Matter: Developing Perseverance in Literacy
Becca Burk reflects on the power of intentional language to build perseverance in students. She shares a booklist designed to give students scripts they need to become brave learners.
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