Professional Development (March 13, 2020)

Hanging out with my son at the end of the day

We showed up to work at 7:30 am today. No students, just adults. Everyone was dressed casually, snacking on morning pastries and drinking coffee. The morning chill brought a light dusting of snow to our campus.

Administrators and some colleagues came up with an entire day’s worth of professional development–and all within a 24-hour window. We listened, worked together, and shared our skills to get ready for Monday. We are all strong teachers but none of us are perfect. (I will go into details at a later time.)

This will provide me an opportunity to grow as an instructor because I am being forced to do something I haven’t done before. I’m already thinking about approaches to making class something extra ordinary.

The day ended with some snacks and a farewell gathering. There was something sad about the whole thing. These are people I like and I won’t being seeing them for weeks. That’s a bummer.

On my way home, I stopped by Costco and loaded up with some bulk food. As always it was crazy busy and I was glad to return home.

Now the day is done. I’m writing on the sofa, sitting next to my son as we watch Disney’s The Sword and the Stone.

There is also some great news that I will save for another day, but for now I’m closing this note feeling excited about what’s to come.

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