So, here I am again, blogging for the second day in a row. I knew that connecting with the #bcedbloggers would be what I needed to get me back on track. And when #kinderchat announced a blogging challenge, too, well…you get the idea. I don’t anticipate that my blogs will be anything terribly earth-shattering, philosophical or memorable, but it is putting me on the right path to being a reflective educator once again.
I had a quick twitter chat with Ian Landy this morning, as I had just read his blog and was marvelling at how he blogs every single day. That takes a huge commitment! Here is our conversation:
That very quick conversation helped me realize that getting back to blogging, and getting back to “normal” (whatever that elusive concept is) will be achieved taking life one day at a time. One step at a time.
To relate it to my Kindergarten students and their start-up each year, I am thinking about how everything we do at school must be taught in simple, small steps so that my little learners can be successful with the routines that define “how we do school”. So, too, do I need to break life down into small, manageable pieces for myself so that I can feel like “normal” might be attainable someday.
Life is still overwhelming. Shawn’s mum is still sick with cancer. BUT, the strike is over, I am back doing what I love to do and making a difference in the lives of 18 little people who now call me TEACHER. I can do this one day at a time. I can find “normal” again.
Thank you, Ian, for reminding me of that.