Everyone wants to know how I will teach this school year.
"Will you be online?"
"Are the students coming to school?"
"What's the hybrid thing?"
I overhear conversations about school in the store, at the salon, and all over social media.
Parents are frustrated, community members are opinionated, and everyone is nervous.
This is my response:
I will do my best, just like every other school year.
I will strive to learn each student's strengths and interests.
I will read books and talk about them so students can be inspired to read.
I will use all my markers to make drawings and sketches to share ideas and promote thinking.
I will be patient with my quieter students, my outspoken students, and all the students in between.
I will encourage my students to find their voice and be confident enough to use it.
I will take care of myself (eating well, sleeping more, finding peaceful moments) so I have the energy to keep doing my best.