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Monthly Advice–March 2022

It may be too soon for some, but hiring season for the start of next school year (August 2022/September 2022) is here.

My advice for this month: think about next year, now.

Whether you decide to stay at your school, your school network/charter/district, or the profession altogether is a conversation and critical conversation at that.

I think staying at a school is arguably easiest. The routine, community, expectations are known. Moving classrooms or grade levels can be done in a day, maybe two. It is arguably the safest route–safest in the sense of the known, the continuity of it all.

The hardest, without a doubt, is leaving the profession altogether–and this is a relatively recent choice, conversation, and common-enough occurrence of late to be a much more serious option for a lot more people.

Wherever you land on the spectrum of what to do, or what you’re considering, it’s time to think about next year . . . now.

Talk to colleagues, look at your contract papers/letters of intent, discuss it with family and/or friends, do what’s best for you and make a plan for next year . . .

February 22, 2022: “2” Activities

What an amazing day for math, fun, learning!

Primary Activities:

  • Count by 2s (practice)
  • Find the number 2
  • Name things that come best in pairs/groups of 2
  • Say everything twice today!

Intermediate Acitivities:

  • Create paired reading lists (i.e. fiction and nonfiction sets for the same topic)
  • Discover the significance of the number two (i.e research mathematical significance, cultural references, symbolism, etc.)

Seconday Activities:

  • Compare and contrast 2-22-22 with other similar dates (i.e. 7-7-7, 11-11-11)–What do people do? Are there rituals associated with such dates?
  • Design a marketing campaign for a business based on today’s date, or the next big date (date can be based in astrology, math, pop culture, etc.)
  • REPEAT: Discover the significance of the number two (i.e research mathematical significance, cultural references, symbolism, etc.)

Whatever you do, however you commemorate today, I hope you have a wonderful “Twos”day! 😉

Photo by Kim Gorga on Unsplash

UPDATE: PD

Thanks to COVID – interest, availability, cost, and all other things have been in constant flux. Both webinars scheduled in January have been moved, my calendar has completely changed. But this is the world and life we live in . . . so here’s my new schedule of webinar presentations coming up!

*For: So You Have A Student That Needs Phonics Instruction . . . Now What? – click here.

*For: How to be an Advocate for Your Black & Brown Students – click here.

*For: So You Want to Teach Banned Books – link/advert pending.