I really love the whole idea of viewing teaching as a conversation. My head is full of quotes from the trainer today and the rich text in the Fountas & Pinnell book, When Readers Struggle. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll unpack some learnings and share as a post.
Today I got to step out of the daily schedule and look closely at student work across time and across a same level group, asking “What can this student do well?” And what is the essential thing I need to teach him/her next?
Listening to students read, write and noticing their behaviors. An entire day of getting strategies, clarification and insights into my more problematical readers.
I like that the trainer expressed what a privilege it is to serve the struggling students. I see again why I love my job so much.
And, as is often, when I have been immersed in something, I notice that my writing is summary. I can only encapsulate it now in a general package. I haven’t the eyelid strength or the where with all to recreate the intense moments of today. And tomorrow is SST meetings all day.
I really am going to get back into the swing of this creative writing blog thing. Soon.