What does teaching have to do with baseball?
This week’s expert article is from a Heinemann Digital Library series that champions the day-to-day challenges and successes of teachers everywhere.
“Full restarts are a rarity. Teachers and students get to come back to a new season populated with new faces. Past successes and failures are erased; we get to begin again. Teachers and students get to come back to a new season populated with new faces. Past successes and failures are erased; we get to begin again. Even the Cubs have a chance at the World Series when the season begins.”
Former principal and now assistant superintendent George Shea celebrates the start of school for teachers and students as an opportunity to kick off the best year ever, while at the same time challenging those teachers to set and record goals. The summer gives us a chance to recharge our professional energy, gather ideas, set new professional goals, and plan for a year filled with highly engaging lessons. In this article, George offers insight and advice on how to maintain that positive energy and focus throughout the year.
As you read this article and share it with your colleagues, think about your own ambitious plans for this school year; how will you stay focused and remain energized when the golden glow of autumn has faded? What inspirational thoughts and notes will you add to your plan book to help remind you to be the teacher you want to be?
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