It was a very full day, that first day back. So full that by 8PM I had just enough energy to make my way into bed, turn the TV on and shut my eyes for most of the night. Tuvia was hoping for company but I had nothing left to offer. But it was a good day, even if it was freezing. I still didn’t dream about the Aruba beaches in bare feet.
I had a great day at Dover Middle School working with the IC teacher team and the student tech team and then observing Matt’s class of 8th grade Social Studies, who were using the Kaplan Discussions.
Don’t tell Sheridan Blau but Matt has renamed his Literature Workshop. I tried to stop him, but Matt feels he has license and he even shared his enthusiasm at a Board Of Ed meeting. Flattering.
So Matt, in the midst of putting his own spin to this move to take the teacher out of the center of the learning process, invited me in to document his work with my trust video camera and I captured some of the excitement: