The final countdown.
Things are always changing. For better or worse, it happens. Sometimes we know what to expect. Other times we don’t.
This post was originally going to talk about counting down the days to summer vacation now that Spring Break is over. (Can I get an amen?)
Then, I started thinking about my day and how it kept changing. How all of my classes change, each period, each unit, each semester. Another teacher asked me today if I always teach the same thing at the same time during the year. It was part of our discussion about the calendar next year and having a limited amount of time after Christmas break to finish the semester. She is a very structured, planned out, experienced teacher – she knows exactly what she’s doing and when, and I think that’s great! I can only hope I’ll get there someday. But for now, I will soak up the change in my life as I continue to mold and shape my classroom. I have taught one class (semester in length) four times and each time changes drastically. That’s ok! I’m getting there. I’ll eventually find a groove that works for me. And you know what, sometimes you just have to be flexible and change with the needs and interests of your class.