Wednesday, December 16, 2009

That Most Pivotal Day

Ye Ole Hump Day hath arrived. Plans are looking pretty solid and feeling pretty realistically survivable. When you get into this particular week of the school year, you have to ask yourself, "What can we seriously expect to accomplish today?" The trick is not to scrap everything that is worthwhile, but to maintain expectations that are achievable. But then, isn't that always the case? I never understand why a teacher would resort to cutting snowflakes or making hand turkeys or showing a movie (unless any of those were actually tied to some sort of academically sound standard) during pre-break weeks, or short days, especially since these days when I temper my expectations makes me feel so much like a poor educator. But then, isn't that always the case? It's enough to be hyper-critical of myself, who am I to criticize others?

The point of this short, just before I rush out of the house post is to send out a warning before I latch the door and journey across the dangerous terrain of the day: should I not return by sundown, assume the worst and DO NOT send out a search party. That said, according to all of the portents, today will be a good one. I shall return, my friends; I shall return.

1 comment:

La Fashionista said...

I had at least two high school classes where all we did was some version of snowflakes and hand turkeys. And by that I mean every week of the year. Sigh. Probably worthy of criticism when it's that extreme.

How did the dangerous terrain treat you?