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
Wouldn’t it be glorious if teachers had the time and space and community within their schools to reflect and cultivate great teaching habits? Practice and reflection are essential and further our students! This doesn’t happen in our PLCs. via Our place within our place
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.
via Flow and flux.