We’re looking at a new textbook series at work, and I decided that, if we were to switch, it might be a good idea for me to get back into the classroom and try it out myself. So, this year I’m going to teach a 4th grade class. Today was our first session, and I’m whooped. I forgot how much energy kids this age have. Trust me, it’s a lot 🙂
That being said, they are fun to be around, and me and my assistant can’t wait till next week. I know I’m going to be a bit more prepared. Anyone who works with this age group knows you can never have enough activities to satisfy them. Anyway, I’m really looking forward to being with them this year. I know I’ll learn as much as them.
Teaching this class is one of my goals this year. I’m using the new goal setting/time management program I just purchased, and it’s working out great. I’ll explain it all in another post. In my mind, I think anyone in a leadership position needs to see what things are really like from time to time.
We all know too many administrators who have lost touch with what’s happening “in the trenches.” So, it’s my turn now. I want to see what our volunteers see. This will help me to keep refining our vision, our mission, our goals. That’s a great thing.