If you participated in our #HashtagHunt, you saw pieces of this image all over our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other sites. The full hashtag was #STThrive. Now I'm sure you might be wondering, Why the heck would they choose that as a hashtag? Well, in true S.O.L. Train Learning fashion, we are going to tell you all about our hashtag and give you stuff too!
So, I got this idea awhile ago as I tried to think about an example that would fully encapsulate the environment that students now experience in the classroom with standardized testing. I kept thinking, students aren't really thriving anymore. They are just being taught how to survive. They work to achieve standards. We are teaching students to be standard, instead of reaching beyond standards. They memorize enough facts to survive the test without truly learning.
This image plays on the idea of Darwin's Survival of the Fittest. Students fighting to survive education. We want them to love learning and thrive in their educational environment. This is what we at S.O.L. Train Learning are all about. We aim to provide resources that make learning fun, and more importantly, meaningful. To that end, we would like to give some of our stuff away.
We would like to thank you for all your support and share with you that we now have over 2000 followers on Teacherspayteachers! You have been an integral part of that and we greatly appreciate you. Our giveaway has 3 prizes. We will be giving away $25, $50, and $100 to our store. Here's how you enter:
- Follow our store
- Tweet how you help students thrive in the classroom with #STThrive
- Share on FB how you help students thrive in the classroom with #STThrive
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