A teacher asked me the other day what do I do to keep the passion? My simple answer... find new ways to do things. Whether it's a new project, a new room setup, a new technology tool.... I have to keep mixing things up. (This probably also explains why I struggle with eating the same thing twice in the same day!)
New things I'm doing this year.....
- Only teaching writing - I will dearly miss talking about books, so I will find ways to work those into my writing classes.
- New desk setup - I SERIOUSLY downsized my desk. I'm excited to give students more space in the room.
- New way of teaching grammar - We are going to use Jane Kiester's Giggles in the Middle to learn grammar techniques this year.
- New technology tools - The one I'm trying first is Flipgrid. This tool allows students to post video replies to questions I post. Check this out!
Students - I'm excited to learn & grow with you.
Parents - Thank you for trusting your children to me each day.
Teachers - Keep finding new ways to keep your passion high.