~ Moneyball (movie)
I've broken through. I'll need to bandage my knuckles, but I'm on my way.
My teaching methods have been questioned recently, and I am now more positive that what I'm doing is right. My administration has been behind me since I began "changing things up" last school year (even going so far as to send me to workshops and conferences that helped me change my thinking!), and I'm keeping current with my research and my professional reading.
Now that I'm through, what's next?
Take one step at a time.
1. Work diligently on communication pieces to parents.
2. Continue to reflect on my own teaching - answering the WHYs.
3. Continue to make this learning transparent to coworkers and administration.
Soon I won't be the only one paving the way for other teachers.
Is this a fad? No.
Is this a trend? Maybe.
Is it a shift in education? Yes.
And I believe in it.
Please pass me the peroxide, so I can get back to work.