In the span of twenty-four hours, I went from being halfway done with planning my 9th grade curriculum and ready to jump head-first into the Genius Hour Pool to teaching 11th grade ELA, Creative Writing, and Advanced Placement Language Arts. I feel like a Will Smith sitcom character.
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I dealt without losing my hair!
Needless to say, staying open-minded and flexible is the key to maintaining sanity in the world of Education. With that being said, I know the most productive and healthy thing for me to do is accept that things are going to change and dive in!
I made a few adjustments to the flow of my Introduction to Genius Hour Prezi presentation.
Also, I’ve been increasingly frustrated that there is not a user-friendly/printer-friendly edition of the new Common Core State Standards. After much Copy/Paste Time, I’ve created a Word document that makes it easier to view the 11-12th English Common Core State Standards.
If there is anyone who would benefit from having this document, you can access it here:
If nothing else, this whole transition has taught me that anything I do to alter a wall must not be permanent! I spent a great portion of my second semester working with my students to create the GORGEOUS wall mural in my 9th grade classroom.
Also, I created my own planning wall at my home office, thankfully with masking tape instead of paint.
Bootstraps have been pulled up, and I am ready to move on…