Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Getting my feet wet...

I'm an hour away from going into school for the second time this summer. The first was for a school climate committee meeting. The point of today's visit is to get my head around going back this fall. I know, I know, it's only August 11th and we don't actually start school until September 12th, but here's the thing: A huge mistake teachers make is to wait and wait until they HAVE to go back and get their classrooms ready. That's reactivity. That's what I want to get away from. So, I'm going back today, just to get the feeling of the brand new school building (yay!), to visualize how I want to set up my soon-to-be super friendly and functional classroom, and to just be there and see what kinds of feelings come up for me so that I can start the year off with lots of awareness. Breathe in, breathe out, be brave!

Ms. J

1 comment:

  1. You can do it! Be brave I mean. If you weren't brave you would have never come this far in life. Enjoy the new school, the new classroom and the new you :)! Oh and by the way, are those really your feet? lol