Well, another school year is off to a rip roaring start. This year in addition to new students, I have a new school, new grade level, new curricula, and wonderful new tools to use thanks to the #MTBoS. Five years ago I wanted to change my stale old teaching method and didn’t know how to do it. Now I have so many ideas, my brain is exploding and I can’t figure out where to fit them all in. Would this concept be good with classkick? What about desmos? Should I ask the kids to download nearpod? Have I included enough movement in the lesson? Is there enough skills practice? Do I have time to retool this lesson before tomorrow? And is it ok to just give notes occasionally if I run out of time?
I’m so grateful to have an administration that values a growth mindset in their teachers. I have so many things I want to try, and I know some will fail. But I will learn, and tweak, and try again. And some will be home runs, like @joboalaer’s Week of Inspirational Math. I’m excited to see what the year brings. Hopefully, my students are as well.