Day 22 I decided to write a letter to the first person that needs encouraging me. Like Clare said, I am giving myself the oxygen first. Here I am writing in the company of all my dear slicers in the comfort of Two Writing Teachers. This is day 23 of the 31 day writing challenge.
Dear Me #sol20
March 23, 2020
I know you feel adrift right now, like your best ideas as a coach have always been built on connections and moments. These things are not present in their familiar forms right now. So… now is the time to create some new forms of connections and moments.
Spend the day today creating a creative space, a warm space. Consider what each grade level, each teacher might need, might enjoy, might treasure and start doing what you do… making lists. While you’re making a list, make sure you make a list of all the things you brought home from the literacy center. You’re going to go back there and you’ll want all these things to pack up and go too.
It’s Monday, so don’t forget your Monday flowers and your message teacup, some music, work(ish) clothes (well from the top up at least). Maybe this will magically transform this remote space to be a little more like the missed space.
Make some movies today. You can always throw them away… or send them. Create a padlet, a screencast, a flip grid. Now’s the time to learn all the things. You won’t have to use them forever.
Work actual work hours… no less and no more. You can still walk the dog and have lunch in your kitchen and thank goodness take all the breaks for personal business that you want.
So I know you feel adrift, but drop anchor for now. They know where you are and how to find you. They will… they will.