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  • Jay DiMuzio

    April 26, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    My biggest take away is to not be afraid to change. We ask the kids to change all of the time, but we settle into our “sweet spot” of teaching. I agree that I don’t want to teach the same thing 30 times over my career. If I’m asking my kids to step out of their comfort zone, I need to do the same. I need to give myself permission to fail, but to learn from my mistakes. I need to understand that not every lesson will go as planned, but I need to look at what I can take from each experience and grow. I need to stop making excuses for not trying things and look to see how I can impliment some of the ideas (like spiraling) even if I can fully impliment them in my classroom. Being flexible and open to new ways of thinking is what I ask of my students, and I should ask the same things of myself.