In Sync #why not Wednesday
September 27, 2017
At the start of a school year, it takes some time to get in sync… in sync with the routine, with your new students, and with your teaching team. These lovely ladies are getting in the groove on day 4! While dressing alike is probably not that unusual, showing up in nearly the same dress by accident might indicate that they are on the same wavelength about more than just their fashion sense.
So how do we get in sync in our building, our team, or in our classroom at the beginning of the year?
Possible idea 1. Spend some time getting to know each other. Laugh, talk about TV, have lunch together, take a walk, drop by for a chat. You get the idea. Don’t make everything all the time about work with your co-workers and with the students.
Possible idea 2. Give yourself a break. We don’t need to launch in at break neck speed every single time. Wait, is that just me? Take time to get your bearings, read the environment. Even if it’s the same old environment, it always seems to change as the new year start.
Possible idea #3 Review. Give a thought and some good conversation to what went really well last year and … what you might do differently. Reflecting is good for the soul and the craft.
I might wear my black dress tomorrow.