I am a creature of habit.
I read the Sunday New York Times Magazine on Saturday.
I always put on my right shoe first.
My principal decided to push me out of my comfort zone this year. He says I will become a better teacher as a result
I’ve already written about how, for the first time in my career, I’ll be teaching general education students.
I’ll be teaching a grade I’ve never taught.
I’m going to teach differently by integrating technology into my teaching.
I’m not going to have my own classroom.
I’m sharing a room with three other teachers.
Dayenu, dayenu, dayenu.
There’s stepping outside one’s comfort zone and then there’s what I’m looking at as I look forward to the arrival of students next week.
I know its about those students, not about me, but I wonder how much more effective a teacher they would have if I were more comfortable at work.
I’ll let you know as the year goes on.