I've learned a lot about myself these past few years as I've changed grades, school sites, districts, and states. I LOVE to choose change for myself but always go through the Ashlea Phases of Aceptance:
Phase 1: Panic
"I can't do this. I don't want to do this. What I had before was so much better".
Phase 2: Action
"You have no choice. This is what you wanted. What do you need to do to feel successful? What information are you lacking? What can you learn to feel more confident?"
What's working? What's still a road block? How can I work around it to make sure I'm doing what I believe is best for kids? (A.K.A: Sometimes breaking rules with intention).
This week back was NEO (New Educator Orientation). I attended the first day, and was disappointed by the content provided for teachers. It's surprising to me that school systems want teachers to create experiential learning opportunities for students, but in teacher trainings don't model that same mindset. Riddle me that.
Road Blocks week 1 as I entered my new county and classroom:
I'm excited for the journey, and honored to have the privelege of doing what I do every day. It's not always easy but man is it worth it.