Thank You, Ms. Negron!

Through your care for children, you continue to help mold your students and guide them in positive directions. Your kindness, patience, and willingness to “roll with the punches” is just another example of how hard-working and dedicated educators are.

LaShawnda McKenzie, an Early Literacy Coach in our Philadelphia region took some time to shine a spotlight on Ms. Negron. We asked LaShawnda a few questions about her teacher honoree. See what she shared:

Q: What did your teacher identify as her children’s needs during this pandemic?

A: Ms. Negron knew that her students would need a little extra love and a lot of encouragement during such hard times. She takes the time to really get to know her students by asking them things about themselves.

She has implemented daily affirmations during morning meeting each day to help remind students how great they are. She reminds students that they are loved and cared for, that they are important and that they can do great things in this world.

Q: How has your teacher shown resilience during this school year?

A: Ms. Negron has shown resillence in her ability to adapt from in - person to virtual learning. She comes to class each day with a smile on her face and the willingness to support her students both academically and emotionally.

Each time she is faced with a difficulty, she rises to the occassion. I have not yet heard her complain! She is the epitome of the phrase "roll with the punches".

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Q: How has your teacher cultivated community within his/her classroom?

A: Ms. Negron has cultivated community within her classroom by providing a space for students to share things about themselves with their classmates. She has created an environment where students feel confident about themselves and their abilities. Students are willing to take risks and are there to support one another when help is needed.

Q: How is the teacher creating some sense of normalcy within his/her classroom?

A: Ms. Negron keeps a routine as a way of creating a sense of normalcy with her classroom. She often refers to the class schedule to keep students aware of what will be happening in the day. She is consistent with holding morning meeting each morning to get students ready for the day and also provides a mindfulness activity between lessons.

Q: How has your relationship with your teacher grown?

A: When I first met Ms. Negron last year, she was teaching 4th grade. She was brand new to the school and teaching this particular grade and due to the pandemic, we only worked closely for a short period of time. This year, Ms. Negron teaches 1st grade and we have been able to work more closely.

Ms. Negron has been consistent in coaching and believes that our work together is beneficial and helpful to her development as a teacher. She has been such a great collaborator and when I think about a great coaching relationship, I think of the coaching relationship we share.

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