I’m learning that there is a limit to what you can do in a given time. I can’t do it all. I’ve watched friends around me slowly try to do more and more as the pressures of teaching during a pandemic continued to add to their list of things To Do. On top of that, they are feeling the pressure of a society that is, at this very moment, very divided and confused. Teachers, and many people, feel abandoned as they try to figure out how to best do their work while lacking personal safety and care. The mental and physical toll has been immense. In order to take care of myself, I have been working to develop habits that will ensure I can do my absolute best each day. I’m now at a point where it feels right to step back into this space.
Each day we have the opportunity to reach out to others & show them we care for their well being. Each of us has the power to lift others through our actions & words. Focus on the essential & important. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday
Connections are at the heart of our lives, shaping us from the time we are born
Every day is a PD day!
When we share our Voice, we take a chance sending out a piece of ourselves without knowing how it will affect others. And that’s the beauty of it! Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday
In this time of uncertainty, it can be easy to lose our way. Taking time to pause & refocus is critical to helping us seek a new path on which to resume our journey. Every day is a PD day.
This is a time to pause as the decisions that are made at this time will have a ripple effect on education, children & families for years to come.
“A1. Watching students make progress is success to me, moving from achieving at one point to another” @andreachalifour
Often there is a false assumption that 1) play is not important for learning, and 2) play is for younger children. So, including high school students in learning-thru-play enriches teaching-learning process to a new level
we need to be careful in decisions about classroom environment and ensure decisions are based on sound educational practices.