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Two Writing Teachers
It's been a year of learning, roller coaster emotions and me wanting to use all the best practices I've learned over the years all the time in my classroom. Let me tell you from experience, it's not best practice to try everything.
Today I attended a grade-level symposium at my school district. I realized what I've been missing this year. Today I had the opportunity to learn and teach and share resources with my teammates, my grade level colleagues and the instructional coaches.
YES! I love to talk and collaborate and share!
I've tried to be helpful to my teammates, but I've really had to lean on them (they are the best team!) and I feel like I've emotionally drained my resource pals, Michelle and Karen. I'm not used to getting help. I prefer to help others find resources and solutions. I have been very, very needy this year. It's not a feeling I like.
Today reminded me what I am really passionate about. Today I was helpful to others.
- I love to match kids and teachers with books.
- I love to teach teachers about Twitter and how to find resources and who to follow.
- I love to share resources (websites, mentor texts, who's who in reading & writing).
- I love to think big and out of the box and far-reaching and short-term (and in a circular fashion!) (my blog does have "chaos in the title!").
Tomorrow I return to my classroom with a lighter heart. I have so much to share with my students about my learning with other teachers. I want to know what they discovered about the books I left with the guest teacher.
I guess I just needed a day to really share and smile and feel confident.
I needed my learning fire