I feel odd writing/ making a final action plan post. I am closer to the beginning of my action plan than the end. But we have been asked to reflect on where we are, and so I will leave this here… [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j9zGpxw8bM[/youtube] (In case you were wondering the arm in the video is not mine.) Read more →
I had to break up with my Action Plan.
I need to break up with my action plan Of course I enjoyed our third face to face at MARs but I did not leave feeling the same, yes the full brain feeling buzzing with ideas remained, but I had a rather discontented, pit of my stomach, something is not quite right feeling. I phoned my husband on the way… Read more →
It’s not on the lesson plan or LRP but it is more worth it than what is.
I sat down today to read some Cohort 21 blogs. I wrote the following: I am my classroom, which is quiet for the first time today as my class has left for French. I can hear another teacher down the hall teaching in a manner I can only describe as the antithesis of what I am trying to do in with… Read more →
Ever feel like a fraud?
I admit I leave our sessions at Cohort 21 energized with enthusiasm for all that I am going to do, to be the teacher I can be…no… am and then the days wear on and things get in the way. I looked at my “action plan” or statement “How might we enable and build a culture of independence? (Developing risk… Read more →
Action Plan!…bigger! broader!…wait?
I needed to not think on the way home last night from the second Cohort21 face to face. (I sang rather loudly and poorly in my car home, it was good I was alone, ignoring the audiobook I brought) It is a great but overwhelming feeling. On one hand I enjoyed where my action plan is going but somehow it… Read more →
I confess I am a lurker…
I admit it…. my blog, twitter, etc. has been quiet. I have not been posting but I have been looking, lurking really, seeing what everyone is posting and reading. Not sure why I feel so hesitant to post myself, but I have been enjoying reading and reflecting on my practice. This feels like cheating but I have found it really… Read more →
Sharing is scary. Hope I am not the only one who feels this way.
I do not like to be the centre of attention, as I tend to want my students to be in the forefront. Strange as I am literally in the centre of my students everyday and they are more or less paying attention to me during part of every single day. But I feel this process will pull me out of… Read more →
In the beginning…
So what is this all about exactly….? Starting today I wasn’t sure what Cohort 21 was all about exactly, and what I wanted to accomplish this year, what I was going to get out of this year, or what I need to do to get there. I knew that I wanted to grow my practice as an elementary teacher… Read more →
Welcome to Cohort 21
Welcome to Cohort 21. This is the first post on your new blog. This journal is an integral part of your Cohort 21 experience. Here you will reflect, share and collaborate as you move through the C21 learning cycle towards your action plan. Cohort 21 is a unique professional development opportunity open to CIS Ontario teachers and school leaders who… Read more →