Brick and mortar school is out for the summer. And I’ve done some reflecting on the year. I learned a lot about finding the line between being too rigid and being too permissive. Sometimes I failed epically and sometimes I triumphed. I grew in making and keeping goals, especially in my writing goals. I also managed to get some snowshoeing in, which was one of my goals from last winter.
I found success in individual students who found their writing voice. I struggled with many students who are dead set against learning or even opening up their world to the possibility. They’ve been long in a box that they cannot find their way out of. I’m proud of the essays and various projects my students completed, but most especially their poetry and writer’s notebooks. That makes me believe in teaching.
Looking ahead, I want to continue to be innovative in my teaching on-line, to figure out ways to build that community of learners into a writing force to be reckoned with!