The one I’m writing now needs something twisty like the orange muscat champagne vinegar that makes this simple green salad sing. Hmmm, what will that be?
I never fear my audience when i cook for them. However, these are K-2 educators, professional arm-crossers and well acquainted with the details of their trade. I am a newcomer to primary as an intervention teacher even though I am a veteran teacher. Why do I not feel I’m their equal?
What mix of student samples, visuals, information and activities will engage them? How will I scoot off center stage and set them by grades to a meaningful task at a meeting they did not invite themselves to?
The salad course is CCSS Anchor Standard 1: Writing opinions. Perhaps I should plow on with my prepping and not trying to field all the imaginary opinions? Maybe they’re not going to throw cabbages at me, after all?
Even so, a presentation should be crisp and multi-flavored, like a great salad.