As a critical thinker who often questions the ways things are in schools and classrooms today, I have to be similarly critical of the work I do. Where can I improve? What can I do better? How can I help students more? I've thought a lot about those questions this weekend, and will continue to think about that in the days to come. It's important to strike a good balance of critical analysis in schools, analysis that is self directed and directed at the systems, roles, schedules, and structures that we work with and within.