Looping: The #1 Reason Why I Became A Career Teacher

I wasn’t prepared for my first classroom…but my students were ready for me.

I wasn’t prepared for my first classroom…but my students were ready for me.

A three-year looping journey with my first group of students, from sixth to seventh, then seventh to eighth grade, is the number one reason why I’m still teaching.

Looping changed my professional life.

This year, I’m looping with students again. Watching my sixth graders from last year become more confident (and some days conflicted) seventh graders keeps our classroom both fresh with new ideas, and grounded in familiar relationships and a shared learning history.

Have you looped with students? If so, what were the results? Want to try looping? Read more about the benefits here and share what stimulates and energizes your teaching life. 

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