Picture what happens when you say those words that every kid in your class longs to hear: Free Time! Most likely, your students immediately engage in their favorite activities. Some color or draw, some chat with their friends, others play games, a few might get out the book they are reading and curl up in a quiet corner. Here is what they don’t do: They
Big Goals are soooooo seductive. You can see your Big Goal out in the distance and it just looks so good. you can picture how incredibly amazing your life would be if you could just reach that Big Goal. So, in order to reach that Big Goal in the fasted, most efficient way possible, you make Big, Sweeping Life Changes. Want to lose 50 pounds?
Your nearly empty plan book is open in front of you. Next to that is a stack of papers to correct. Your email is overflowing with unanswered emails, and report cards, which you have barely started, are due at the end of the week. On top of that, you are responsible for ordering new science materials for your grade level and you haven’t even started
Does this sound familiar? You have had a long and stressful day at school. The kids were bouncing off the walls, a lesson you had spent a lot of time planning and had been excited about completely flopped, there were tons of tech glitches with the Chromebooks, and you had to attend a mostly useless staff meeting after school that ran way too long. Your