Sometimes, I post my writing a little late in the day, with no tags, so I thought it might be helpful to create a post each Sunday with a short summary of the previous week’s posts. If you’re interested in reading any of them, just click the titles! In the interest of creating new content, though, I’ll also include new artwork each week so it’s not just a rewind post.
Choose Your Own Holiday — I wrote about an activity that I did with my students this week, allowing them to create their own holidays that we’ll honor in the classroom from now until the end of the year. Real world, every day practical tips here!
How Are You Doing? How Are Your Kids Doing? — I wrote about an activity that I did with my class where we publicly took stock of our feelings about the world these days. I included the script that I used for the activity. It should be noted: This activity took place before Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol. Real world, every day practical tips here!
A short bit on redemption arcs — This is a post in which I sort out my feelings about Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol. There’s very little in this world that I find irredeemable, but please don’t see that as me thinking we should roll over and play nice when people are terrible. Having the potential to achieve some sort of redemption is not a guarantee of a person achieving that state.
In Times of Upset — This is a post about how I — as a person who chooses to work with children in as big hearted of a fashion as possible — managed to refocus myself on Thursday after a sleepless night, anxious about Wednesday’s attack. Real world, every day practical tips here!
Fun with Language — In my classroom, we have more native languages than I’ve ever gotten to teach before in one class. That’s pretty normal in some areas of the country, but in suburban north Florida, it’s pretty cool! I shared a couple of things I do to celebrate my students, and make them feel not only at home, but important. Real world, every day practical tips here!
I’m Grateful for a Change of Pace — After a hard week, a day to get things done in a low key way is really welcome! Could slowing down our pace be something helpful and useful in our classrooms, too?
That’s all! We start a new week tomorrow. I hope you have a good one. I hope you have a chance to be creative, I hope you have a chance to experience awe, and I hope that your week has humor in it.