Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back To School!

New garden path
Our "Barbie & G I Joe" kayaks
In less than two weeks I'll be greeting my new 1st Graders for their first day of school! It's had to believe that the summer passed by so quickly. The summer was filled with lots of fun, work on projects around my home, some travel and, of course, new learning for me.

Where to start??

I'm working very hard to get my mind back into the 'school mode'. I'm thinking about the usual things like how to arrange my classroom, how to  establish a learning community and what to do during the first days. I'm also reflecting on how to apply my new learning from Cognitive CoachingSM Foundations I & II.  So far, I've completed days 1-6 and am already looking forward to days 7 & 8 in September and Group Cognitive Coaching in October. Each interaction with students, colleagues, parents and friends will be an opportunity to practice my new skills!


  1. Loved my Cognitive Coaching training. Changed how approached people/situations.

  2. kowedekind--I know just what you mean! It's done the same for me!

  3. I wished we had more teachers like you back when I was in 1st grade. You are phenomenal.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, Stacie! I enjoyed our breakfast today!