Irresistible Amateur

More important than ever to be the enthusiastic amateur rather than the disgruntled, grumpy, overworked teacher.  We can do this.  Don’t let your big district and boss lay the growth mindset trip on you; seize the day and each moment as #theonlymoment!  Teachers have all they need to be #changeagents, but it first begins with our own vision.  Is it clouded by the end of the year? Reset. Reset. Reset. via Jaded

Irresistible Notions.

 

I can’t imagine a classroom where flux and flow are just what they are…testing culture is alive and well in school.  It is difficult to let it go and just teach.  It is challenging not to be annoyed by classroom disturbances; at times, these feel like someone or something is pinging away from our test scores (i.e, our VAM scores).   Today, I will try to cultivate more presence and awareness to the forces that truly exist in the classroom and be present among and admist these, without judgment, without reaction, without annoyance.  All teachers know this is where teaching and learning truly reside.

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