The pineapple is the universal symbol of welcoming people into your home, and many teachers are seizing this symbol as an opportunity to open their classroom to other teachers. And this makes sense. Teachers learn more when they are open to having people visit their classrooms to help them get better.
Do you want to create your very own Pineapple Club?
Below I have created a Canva that you can print and post outside your door. On this canva, teachers can post the excellence they would like to share with others. Additionally, teachers can also use this tool to seek feedback and advice on areas that they would like to grow.
I am very excited that teachers in our district are creating their very own Pineapple Club because they are modeling a deep desire to learn, grow and excel. The Pineapple Club is a fantastic way to help more kids grow in their learning because teachers are modeling their desire to learn, vulnerability, and confidence in who they are as excellence in progress.
Wouldn't it be awesome if as a profession we could create this initiative in every school? We would learn a tremendous amount because we would knock down the walls of isolation and come together as a professional learning community with one explicit purpose, building shared knowledge around best practices that help all kids grow in their learning.
Isn't that what school is all about, helping all kids grow by seeking professional growth first?
Pineapple Club by Johnwink90