Our principal provided a day to visit the successful KIPP school in Houston off Bissonnet. What an original idea that was!
I am inspired to add quotes to my classroom walls, focus more on students' year of high school graduation, and lessen school distractions. Here is a perfect video for what we learned about KIPP.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
In following Two Writing Teachers I receive ideas and assignments that I love, but don't always complete. Today I read One Grateful Teacher Her word was Risk.
Betsy's word was Silence. Dana's word was Float. All very cool. Mine is not so cool.
I've been thinking of my One Little Word for the year, and it seems to be Next.
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A big portion of the reason for Next, is that my son graduated from college and has a grown up job. Whew! So I am on to the next phase of my life, whatever that is.
I have come to accept that teaching has constant deadlines and requires ongoing willingness for new learning. So Next helps me consider what needs to be done at this time...not necessarily all the future deadlines, but just for today, what is next?