As I have shifted from a classroom teacher role to an administrative position this year, much of my time is spent in classrooms doing walk throughs and observations. While doing this I have learned a tremendous amount from teachers I get to watch. They are amazing at what they do, and I've often thought that everyone should have the opportunity to do this during their career. It is a great learning experience. On the flip side, I want to make sure that my teachers are getting the most out of their observations and our conversations that follow. I thought I'd come to all of you with a question!
What has been the least/most valuable information, format, or feedback you have received from your principal during and after observations? Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email and let me know your thoughts!
Internal Running Motivation
My husband and I headed to the gym today around noon and it was packed! I had to wait a couple of minutes for a treadmill, but in my crazy mind I thought I'd get some really good motivation from the people next to me. I was wrong! There were two older men next to me who were completely content with their walk. I was proud of them for getting to the gym and exercising! However, now it was all up to me! I decided I was going to run 4 miles (farther than I've gone in a long time...so sad!!). I began my workout, untangled my headphones during my walking warm up, and started reading the closed captioning about Obama returning from Hawaii. I finished my 4 mile run with internal motivation! I don't think I believed that I had that in me, but mission accomplished! I can not promise that I won't be checking out perfect college girl next to me tomorrow, though.
Shout Out Linky
One of the best things I love about blogging are the people I get to meet and learn about through their words and inspiration. Marie, from The Hands-On Teacher, gave me a shout out through a Linky because of my blog! Thanks, Marie, you are the best! Stop by and give her a shout out in return!
The way the linky works is that you give a shout out to two blogs, one that has more followers than you, and one that has less followers. So here are mine:
3rd Grade Gridiron is written by Dana, and she is awesome! First, I love a sports theme. My first year of teaching I had a sports theme, so visiting her blog always makes me think about my beginning. Dana is a regular blogger and always has great ideas. She posts freebies, shares ideas, color codes, etc! I also watched her on the Virtual Teaching Expo a while back and she was wonderful! Dana, thanks for your constant inspiration!
Join in on the linky and give a shout out to the blogs you love the most!
Enjoy your weekend!