What Fall Means to Me
When fall arrives and I watch the leaves change color, I often think about the changes that we all make. At some point the trees will shed their leaves to prepare for the winter. In education I think that we are constantly losing our "leaves" in preparation for what we can do to improve teaching and learning. The nice thing about winter is that it will end and we will have spring once again. Just like in teaching we can change and grow once again.
In teaching and preparing we are always letting go of what doesn't work so that we can grow and be better. When I was in the classroom, I found that each year I would take the time to reflect and realize that somethings went well, and other things didn't go so well. I would often pinpoint what I wanted to change and implement the change the next opportunity that I had.
I hope that as we reflect on what has worked thus far this year we can all find those things in our teaching that we can get rid of and prepare for new growth. Let us all be embracing of the change that comes no matter what school we teach at. I hope you have successful year!