Monday, September 18, 2017

Changing Patterns

Changing patterns is not easy, but it is often a good thing to do.

It's inevitable that we have to change patterns regularly, and it's best to take the time a new pattern requires in order to embed that pattern into your routine.

Too often we think that patterns can be quickly and easily changed, and don't give our children, students, or other family members the time time they need for the change.

In school this year, I'm paying a lot of attention to patterns. I'm watching carefully how students engage with the new school year's patterns, and making changes and providing more practice when needed.

I know that embedding good routines and patterns creates time for greater depth and focus with learning, teamwork, and engagement, so I'll continue to think about this and give the changing patterns the time it deserves in the days ahead.