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
Teacher Appreciation Week via Impossibilities
It’s not impossible to be a great teacher these days, but it is a lot of self-reflection. How can one improve teaching without improving one’s self? How does one rid themselves of the “nattering nabobs of negativism?” Is there a place for stillness and action in the classroom? Of course! via Moment within a Moment
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
Today, I spend a few minutes meditating and reflecting on this opportunity to teach new and returning young people across many content areas. Last school year, I cultivated habits that have helped deal with stress, a constant and sometimes unfriendly bedfellow. I repeated the mantra #letgo and cleaned house internally, as well as externally (in the classroom and in the home–at least one closet!). At this time, the beginnings of a new and probably constantly changing, unpredictible school year (with 5 preps), I hold within me the #less-is-more mantra, but also #presence. May kindness guide my days and continue to fill my nights with the love of my family and friends. Peace. Peace. Peace.