From the back, you can see things you don’t from the front. And, if you let the students lead the learning, you can see even more.
Learning to become better is about consistently seeking to improve.
As teachers, we need to be professional about the decisions we make about technology use. Planning for the learning is critical to success.
Teachers understand the need for change but they need time to emotionally transition. That is what makes change so difficult.
If we review our routines and practices, those habits, routines, and practices that no longer are blooming can be removed and we can encourage new ones to take their place.
Most teachers are drawn to teaching as a calling but, over time, that passion can be lost, not for lack of wanting but from lack of consistent refueling.
In order for change to happen, you have to do.
As you stand at the back of the classroom, what are the possibilities that you envision that excite you and give you energy? What vision do you have for the school year? How can you make that vision a reality?
The “AHA” was only the beginning. In fact, it would take a few years before I would become what I considered “good” at planning and being able to make connections.
I work at so many different places — kitchen table, living room, office, library, coffee shops. Some days I like the quiet while other days I listen to music or just like the sound of conversations around me. It really depends. Not all days are the same.