Thursday, September 11, 2014

TeachThought 30 Day Blogger Challenge- Day 11

TeachThought 30 Day Blogger Challenge- Day 11

My favorite part of the day is the early morning at the school. Since I am an early morning riser, I drive 45 minutes into school, avoiding traffic and am often the first person in the building at the high school. Literally, I am the first one besides the custodians in the building. The fact that I arrive at such an early hour and that I park in the same parking space every day is great fuel for some jokes. 

I love my early morning. The whole world is quiet, and I have a full cup of coffee, ready to let the ideas flow forth. I easily can move forward with the creative ideas that have been turning over in my head during the night (did I tell you that i have a "busy mind"?) and I have learned to embrace a lack of sleep (and become friends with the whirling gears in my head) and I love my time alone to make my ideas come alive for me, my classes and my students. I gobble up all that time to get ready for the students while the halls and my classroom are silent.

Also, it is my time to reflect on my teaching. How can I help my students to learn the concepts on a deeper level? How could I structure my lesson so that it more effectively meets the needs of all my students?

I also take time to think about who I am as a professional educator. I am all about learning as much as I can while I am in this profession. So, what's my next goal? What would I like to accomplish next in my career?

The mornings are for me!

1 comment:

  1. I definitely get your point! I used to be one of the earliest ones in the building and you're right - it is a great time to reflect and get ready for your students in peace--and COFFEE! Since my two kids have gotten a little older, my responsibilities are constantly mounting. Juggling is crazy but I wouldn't change it for anything. In fact, right now, I am typing this response and watching my little guy practice soccer!