Monday, September 15, 2008

The Good Days

I have been trying to write whenever I have had a good day. Because, more often than not, I won't feel like thinking about school, let alone writing about school on the bad days.

So, what is it that makes a day bad?

For me, I think it is a day where the kids are busy with everything but their work. They seem to have issues happening with their friends; their Mum or Dad away with work or in hospital; or just have more 'fun' stuff to fill their minds with.

I get flustered, feel like I have no control, and end up angry. The more it gets to me, the less proactive I become, and the bigger the problems grow.

So, what makes a good day?

For me, it's when I'm well prepared (or feeling flexible); have fun, new things to try; and the kids are generally settled and ready to learn, but also prepared to discuss their thinking. When the kids can tell me what they've learnt, or how they've applied it, I get a real buzz.

I don't really know the magic formula. If I figure it out, I'll tell you! Or maybe you can tell me... ;)

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