Spring Break!We are still home but this week is technically spring break! I wish I could say I"m finally taking a break from online meetings and staring at a computer all day but our state just announced school closures will continue through the end of this school year. I knew that was coming but it was heartbreaking to realize this school year will be distance all the way.
I am also working on my renewal for my National Boards. This is a pretty in-depth profile of my professional growth from the past nine years and includes video taped lessons and reflections on my teaching practice. The original timeline for completion was May so my plan was to video tape throughout March, then watch the video lessons, pick the best, and work on the reflection writing over spring break. Fortunately I did begin video taping the second week in March but unfortunately I had at total of 3 days of video taping lessons before Covid-19 closed our campus. Many of these lessons couldn't be used because I did not receive back permission slips to include all of my students in the submission and in a classroom students are often walking around in the background while you teach. After deleting all of those I had exactly three lessons left that met the time requirement. Hmmm, wish me luck.