It seems to be that time of year…time to prep for a new school year. For me, August is always the most exciting of months. Students don’t return to school until September here in Michigan. So August is when my wheels really get turning–How should I arrange my room? What projects should we do? What new tech tools should we try? It’s always an exciting time.
It’s a little different for me this year, though. For the first time in 12 Septembers, I won’t be in my own classroom welcoming students back. I’m moving into a newly created position as instructional coach for my school.
It’s a time of transition, to say the least. I’m pretty excited about it, although I know I’ll miss working with the same students every day. It’s going to be an opportunity to make a difference in a new way, maybe even have more of an impact in terms of our school’s success. But it will take some getting used to.
Fear not readers…the Engaging Educators aren’t going anywhere. And I promise not to bombard you with blog posts and tweets about every little in-and-out of my new job. We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing. Actually, I think this new position will improve our work as Engaging Educators. Together, Neil and I will be working with both students AND teachers. All day. Every day. That’s a powerful combo when you think about it. There’s a lot to look forward to. There’s a lot for us to learn, share, and teach.
What are you looking forward to this year? We’ll be writing a lot about goal setting and “new year’s resolutions” in the coming weeks. But I’d love to hear what’s on your agenda for your new year.