This school year has been crazy busy in the best of ways. We switched to block schedule so now I have three classes for 90 minutes instead of six for 45 and I love it. It gives me enough time with the kids to teach and have them practice so I can tweak lessons as we go rather than having to rush and wait until the next few days to see if I need to reteach. Plus the way my schedule is set I have a class, conference period, class, lunch, class, and then planning. The day flies by. I love it.
I have several goals for the year as far as teaching goes, and so far, everything is going pretty great, so I’m hoping that posting it doesn’t jinx it but know in the back of my mind that that’s a bunch of crap. You can’t jinx hard work or blessings.
I’m reading a few education related blogs and have gotten some good inspiration and some great resources. Teachers Pay Teachers is pretty amazing in that it allows veterans with tried and true methods and resources to share them with up and comers like me. I don’t think I’ll ever have any original content to share on there, but I’ve had some good luck with a few things I’ve found on there. This site in particular has some amazing stuff. She’s awesome.
A small and perhaps vain goal I have for this semester is to build myself a stylish yet comfortable teaching wardrobe. Last year I felt like I got burned out and fell back on school shirts and jeans or boring black slacks. I feel so much better when I love what I’m wearing. So in an effort to stick to this and also build a sort of outfit catalogue to look back on when “I have nothing to wear,” I’ll be posting my weekly outfits on here.
Here’s to a great week up ahead!