Sunday, May 22, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The last few weeks have been exhausting! After deciding to go back to the classroom, I waited for several weeks for the news as to where and what grade. It was hard to wait but I'm excited for the news I received this morning. Next year, I will be teaching 2nd grade at the same school I am currently working at as an Instructional Coach! I will be joining a great team that has already welcomed me aboard and I'm stepping into the place of a retiring teacher who has taught for 37 years. Now my teacher brain that seeks to make plans can work without hesitation!
My next steps:
My next steps:
- Rewrite my belief statements
- Begin planning zones and room arrangement
- Spend time in the curriculum and pacing guides to become more familiar with them
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
|The Coaches' Office/PD room - My home away from home for the last 4 years.|
Seeing the room this way helps losen my grip on the past. If I don't let go, I can't grasp on to next year.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The most wonderful thing happened to me this year – I lost my job. After several years in full time tech integration, budget cuts landed me back into the classroom. Isn’t that a strange twist of fate? Yes, I was a bit bent out of shape at first, but quickly (and I mean in just a few days) realized how amazing it would be to take all the training I’ve been doing with teachers and directly give it to the students we’re trying to impact. What would it be like to actually run my own 21st century classroom? What tools would I need? What projects would I want to run?...