Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Litany of changes

The school schedule where I teach used to be seven periods; now it's eight. We used to spend 240 minutes per week with each class; that total's now 225.

We're figuring out how to navigate and use a new school website at the same time the district has rolled out refreshed technology. Our desktops or laptops have been replaced by Chromebooks.

The faces of students this August look so different from the ones I remember from May, yet not so different from Augusts past.

Of course, change can create door-opening excitement. It can also roil. Today's weather -- both external and internal -- felt stormy. One thing I know for certain in these parts: it'll change.

4 comments:

  1. It is amazing how new 3rd graders seem so young as they come in... and you wonder how the 6th graders ( who you knew as 3rd graders,too) got so grown up! (That’s the grade range I work with.) And tech changes.. that’s a headache!

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  2. Well said. Roll on. Change begets change. Weather the whether. !gnilims peeK

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  3. "The faces of students this August look so different from the ones I remember from May, yet not so different from Augusts past." Yes! The perfect line to describe how I perceive my students year to year. May you fall in love with a new class all over again - and may all these changes lead to opportunities that make it worthwhile.

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  4. What’s the song.? A change will do us good. That’s the one certainty about education, change. I found chrome books to be an easy switch and helpful.

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