Nov 3, 2022

Bonding a Classroom as a Team through Service Projects

 Bret Dockter is an incredible educator and it is very apparent why he is the 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year.  He is focused completely on the students having the best experience possible and turning their energies outward.  Each year his sixth grade students dedicate their time, energy, and lessons towards a common service learning project.


In This Episode We Cover

  • As a coach, Brett has learned it is okay to fail and he brings that into the classroom.  He also loves the team atmosphere to the classroom.

  • Patience

  • Creating service learning projects where the entire class can band together and become a part of the team

  • Teaching specific standards and objectives through service learning projects

  • Reflecting on past practices and looking at how to improve our classroom for the future

  • Don’t be afraid to start small, mess up, and take risks

  • Give our best to our students everyday, the best we can offer each and every day.

  • Take a risk


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