The past two days of school were not the best. I thought a lot about it, and came to the conclusion that we needed a good class clean up, better organization, and some time to regroup as a class. Today we did the cleaning and tomorrow we have a homeroom day so that's a good time to regroup and review our protocols. I also reached out to some family members who were very supportive and that helped too.
Sometimes teaching gets messy. That's when it's time to review the schedule, your efforts, and expectations. It's a wake-up call. It's been a very busy start to the school year this year. There have been a fair number of very good teaching moments, projects, field studies, and community building events. Now it's time to hunker down for the next six weeks to mostly focus on some good, deep learning experiences and lots of positive, personalized coaching. It's not time for anything new, but instead time to teach the good program we've put in place. Onward.