After 24 years in the classroom I've figured out one thing: I haven't got it all figured out. I suspect I never will and I'm beginning to think that this may very well be a strength.
So, this blog. I have no idea what it will grow into or if it will grow into anything worthwhile. Still, I am wondering how daily, honest, reflection might influence my practice. I'm going to start something. My goal is to reflect and capture some aspect of the next 365 days as a teacher in one of Massachusetts' public fourth-grade classrooms. Join me. Challenge my thinking. Help me to wonder and to perfect the art of being curious.
Wonder. Work at becoming more curious. Do these things alongside me. I'm cheering you on.
Wondering what inspired this blog to begin with? Start at the beginning so that you can understand why saying no pushed me toward more reflection and finally saying YES to blogging.