At the beginning of this year, I gave myself a goal: post 52 posts. So far this year I have done no more than 5 and it’s April people! This is bad. So for the next 30 days I will post something everyday. Something small most days but hopefully it will lead to good reflection.
Today is just this:
If I were to teach a professional development course it would be called, “Why I do everything wrong” and it would focus on my lack of belief in bell ringers and seating charts and my strong belief that 5 minutes about favorite books is often more valuable than 10 about the quadratic equation.
4 thoughts on “One post. Everyday. For the next 30 days.”
I’m with you on seating charts and (short) off-topic conversation. I think “bell-ringers” could be ok, but I never have my act together enough to get them going, plus that time allows for more chatting with the kids about what’s happening in their lives.
“my lack of belief in bell ringers and seating charts”
Expand on this! Papapapapleaaaase?
I am TOTALLY with you on the bellringers. Most are a COMPLETE AND UTTER WASTE OF TIME. And @delta_dc agrees with us, at least about the pointless and time-wasting warm-ups: http://deltascape.blogspot.com/2013/03/am-i-getting-warm.html
I say, ROCK ON!
– Elizabeth (@cheesemonkeysf)
One of the powers of a five minute chat about a book is that this conversation humanizes us in a way – while it is obvious to us that we ALSO graduated from high school and went through many of the same struggles, I think it’s sometimes easy for that fact to slip by our kids. I also think that when their math teacher talks about a love for something other than math we are sending a powerful message that learning and skills are not to be pigeon-holed. Few things are sadder to me than a teen who has already decided ‘Oh, I’m terrible at _____’