Monday, June 14, 2010
Today was just what I needed: optimism about our craft and my students, a preview of a good product – improved, and a classroom-practical, hands-on and focused journalism review. But it was the story-mapping segment that drew me to the front of my seat. Finding a connection between our students and the looming threat of a global economic meltdown gave life to our first team project.
And although I teach the best students in the universe, I had forgotten the excitement of speed thinking and life associations that occur among enthusiastic educators. Five advisers throwing out their best ideas and building on each other’s thoughts and notions. My pulse quickened, my vision narrowed, and we all smiled as our answers and reactions and more answers quickly filled one page of notes and then another. This is learning, and when Allison Denman from Spring, Tx (above) finished presenting our storyboard solutions, I had four new friends and a healthy respect for the quality of teachers here for these two weeks.
Bloomsburg High School