Summer is coming.
Time is up.
Seventeen more days.
We're making lists.
Sharing data.Using every last tick of instructional time.
Oh, they need to be separated.
Keep an eye on him.
We have all year to stress about our students and what we are teaching, yet it catches up to us in May. We feel the push. We want what is best for our students and prepare them for the next grade. We plan extra mini-lessons. We plan with big ideas. Then the questions begin: Did I do enough? Is she ready? What about this? I still need to teach them that. It feels like May is jammed and crammed.
We should be feeling this pressure all school year. We should feel this concerned and aware of who is sitting in front of us. We should be worried about what we need to teach them to move them forward. All. Year. With excitement and enthusiasm.
Let's teach every month as if it's always the last month of school. I bet we'd be amazed at the results.
Are you feeling it?