Here’s a thing: I am an auditory learner in a world dominated by visual learners. I’m fully capable of adjusting my teaching practices to meet the needs of multiple types of learners, but I have yet to be able to adjust my own learning style. Sooo this morning, when those of us who took the PD course on CBE met to discuss next steps, and the two teachers leading the meeting showed us an organizational chart, I just did not get it. It was neat, and color-coded, and awesome, and useless to me.
And I get snippy when I don’t understand things- especially if there’s something I’m responsible for doing- which is part of the reason why I’m not good at meetings.
I worked through it, though. And, hopefully, no one got too annoyed with me in the process. And we had baked goods for breakfast, so yay.
I had a pretty chill day after that because my students were working on posters. My Block 3 class is devouring this project, and I love it. I’m a little worried about my Block 4 class because there are a bunch of students behind schedule, and two who had to start over because they didn’t follow the instructions (thank goodness I checked notes), but they do tend to pull things off at the last minute. We shall see…
I made sure to get my work done early during Block 5, so I could go help the other track coaches set up the infamous obstacle course. It’s a yearly tradition, and it’s so fun. Good for morale, you know?
And we managed to do it before the rain came!
May the Fourth be with you!