- Did you know?
- At this location...
- Back in 1700's
- This is one of my favorite locations
- Let's use the map
- Let's ask someone
I wonder if it's hard to live with a teacher. I think I already know that answer. I've been to Boston 10 times prior to this visit, and he'd never been there. I wanted him to love the city just like I do.
Isn't that what happens in my classroom sometime? I spend all my energy preparing lessons. I read several professional books, take notes, participate in twitter talks, Voxer a friend, and finally write the plan. I want the lesson to be strong. By this time in my teaching career I know not perfect is almost not possible. I am beginning to realize I have more invested in the lesson than my students. That is what I'm thinking about this summer. What I want....then I realize. I've been saying to my colleagues for a few years now that my students aren't as invested. This year I made shifts with my classroom set up, organization, and lessons. I saw several moments when I knew they were invested. Those moments came when they were the decision makers, and I was not the leader of group.
Every moment of summer is a lesson for me both personally and professionally. Our day in Boston taught me several lessons that I will take back to the classroom in August. I always enjoy joining Two Writing Teachers for Slicing on Tuesday.
|Checking off our Eastern Coast bucket list trip.|
|You have to visit Make Way for Ducklings in the Boston Commons|