I must share this post with you: Letter to a New Teacher by Dan Meyer. I’m no new teacher anymore. I guess I’m now in the experienced teacher category (no excuse!). But, I still struggle with the issues talked about in this letter. I want my kids to be excited to come to my class. I want to try new ideas and make math fun. And many times I am at a loss. This is more true when I start at a new school. I’ve moved around a lot and it has given me so much valuable experience that I will never trade for, but it is also exhausting to have to learn new curriculum and new ways of doing things every few years. I hope that I get to stay at my current school for long because I already love it here.
Happy-end-of-first-week-of-school, everyone! 😉