I started the school year with such wonderful ideas discovered while looking at blog after blog this summer. But here it is almost November...and I am back to my old boring routine.
I sit here pondering what happened to all of those awesome ideas that my head swarmed with. Oh my goodness, they are scattered everywhere on my computer. Hundreds (if not thousands) of ideas saved on my computer...pretty much the biggest computer mess ever, it would make your head spin.
This ultimately left me with several questions. Am I just a big failure as a teacher? Is it impossible for me to change? Am I too set in my ways? Do I just need to give up? Blah...blah..blah...
Somehow along the way, I noticed I was beginning to lose my joy for teaching. I realize now that I just simply overwhelmed myself with so much STUFF!! So...for now, I am going to continue to teach the way I know how. I want my joy back!!!
No longer do I feel that I want to implement all of the Daily 5, Math Work Stations, etc. Maybe there are superteachers out there and they are able to change it all at once. But me, I’m backing up and reevaluating what I need to do to make myself a better teacher – but just as important what I am doing to reach my kiddos.