Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I just had to laugh at this one coz yesterday morning Turtle was trying to convince me she needed a baby brother or sister :)
Yes, I've been here & NOT blogging & NOT reading much. We have undertaken the Conscious Discipline series for school and I must tell you it is turning my little world upside down. It makes sense and fits beautifully with Montessori's vision of education. It is effective and I see it working in my classroom. However, it also means I have a lot of work to do on myself. I had no idea how much baggage I have and how much I was bringing into the classroom everyday. Seriously, it is like going through therapy: I see how and why children behave the way they do and learn how we are to respond. At the same time, I'm thinking "Whoops, I behave that way too!" Basically, my brain has been in overdrive the past 6 weeks. But I am hopeful that I will find a way to be at school all day yet still have it in me to come home to give my own child the same attention and affection I expected to give to other children all day long. I'll share more of what I have learned once I wrap my head around it.
The good news is that there are now less than three weeks until the end of the school year. My brain will finally get a chance to rest after working two years straight. (Nota Bene: not all teachers get summers off -some work crazy hard to move into different buildings & then teach summer school. Some work summer jobs coz they can't afford not to. Some work summers because their schools are still open.) this teacher has been given the summer off! No fooling: orders from the boss.
I haven't made a Things To Do in May list yet. Basically because I have only one thing: make it to the end of the school year with a sincere smile on my face :D