I’ve had student teachers in my space this week, and will again next week to observe what teaching looks like, and what our school community is like.   It is rather interesting to see all the new, nervous, and excited first year students in my classroom, as I still recall what it was like for me not that long ago.

Having someone constantly there is a helpful reminder to be purposeful with everything, and I think more experienced teachers sometimes forget about WHY we are doing what we’re doing.   Having someone ask why constantly is a refreshing way to reflect on your own teaching practice.   This week has been very reflective, and for that I am grateful.

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