I really enjoyed listening to Tony Ryan today and although much of the information he talked about was things I'd heard before in different places I still thought it was a very worthwhile day. The ideas above describe some of the main ideas he went over today.
Model Your Smile
It's so important to be inspiring in your classroom having that energy and enthusiasm for what you're doing is contagious. Like anyone else though I have my bad days where things just don't go right. Tony taught us today about finding ways to put a smile back on your face or at least getting yourself to think about your attitude towards things. One of those was putting a pen in your mouth and then moving your lips away from your pen... it was a very funny sight to see a room full of 80+ teachers with pens in their mouths ... I really should have had my camera out!
I managed to jump on Tony's blog before listening…