WELCOME to my newly re-modeled space! I am so excited you are here! Same blog, same author, just a new look, feel, & name!
Why the Change?
Most of you know my blog as The Watering Hole—while this was cute and catchy, it didn’t even begin to scratch the surface of who I am as a teacher. I outgrew it. Sorry, TWH—it’s not you. It’s me.
What’s In a Name?
I chose Beyond the Beanstalk because it encompasses a few of my favorite things: the growth mindset, a fun tale, and a little bit of whimsy & magic.
Let’s Talk GROWTH!
Above all, I believe in the power of positive thinking and its impact on our success. When I think of my students, I think of them as little Jacks, planting their magical beans in August and climbing further and further up the first grade stalk as their little minds expand beyond what they thought possible come May!
I truly believe that students are in control of their success. If students believe, they can accomplish anything they put their little minds to. It is my mission to develop this mindset and instill in my students a love of learning and a resilience that will catapult them beyond the farthest reaches of their expectations—beyond the beanstalk, if you will!
It takes perseverance, bravery, and a fierce confidence to foster this growth in our classroom. Together, we push ourselves up the beanstalk and beyond what we thought possible…and you know what? The results are purely magical.
About Me: Erin Waters 2.0
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