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Beginning Again

For the past three months, I haven’t been a teacher. I haven’t created lesson plans or displays for my students’ art; I haven’t had silly conversations with my kids or played with them while they learned; I haven’t felt enjoyment or reward.

I haven’t been going to a classroom every day, but to a battleground.

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constructivism, education, emergent curriculum

Reflections

I pride myself on being a reflective teacher, and know that it’s one of my strengths. Some reflections come as a result of quiet thought or shared conversation, referring back to an interaction or a lesson, and brainstorming what went well and what could be tweaked for next time.

Some reflections come out of nowhere – unasked for, unexpected, but powerful in what they reveal.

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