Monday, March 14, 2011

The Child Lens

We hit a few bumps in the road this week due to changing schedules and changing student needs. Teaching is like life, a meandering path of high points, challenges, and smooth steady paths. We strive for that smooth, steady path of development all the time, but sometimes events cause us to stop and debate direction. When these stopping points happen, it's time to take stock of what's working well, and what needs to be tweaked. It's time to step back and gain new perspective. It's also time to refocus the teaching lens on what students need for optimal academic, social, emotional and physical growth. Now, I'll start with the child-lens, then work backward to strengthen direction and service.