The old self doubt is creeping in. I'm the only classroom with full flexible seating & how our daily routines go. I struggle not having a team or even a partner to push me & grow. They have the 'what I did for past 5 years is fine' attitude. My principal thinks, "She's a good teacher, I don't have to worry about her," so I rarely get ANY feedback. I look to my PLN who are outstanding. I still do what I want in my class - Instagram, Twitter, flexible learning, coding, and genius hour is coming up. Sorry for dumping on you, but sometimes I feel alone.
This person is using online teachers for support - thank goodness! We support each other and help each other grow. What's next for this educator to do?
Share your story. Share through blogging, and share with parents the reasons WHY you're trying new things. Then reach out, little by little, to coworkers. Ask the questions that get them thinking about what's best for children, then share your own story with them. It is sad that educators who want to change are often ostracized. It's time for us to change that. Let's make what some now consider "crazy" - the norm in a few years...
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