I'm currently coaching both of my daughters' soccer teams: one team is 7- and 8-year-old girls; the other is 5- and 6-year-old girls and boys. For the younger team, the children are playing soccer and chasing butterflies and watching planes and picking dandelions. Think of my role as herding cats.
But, I love it! The interesting thing about coaching this age is that I can't do it effectively from the side line. I have to participate. I have to demonstrate and model each skill and drill; I have to run with the kids when we play the game. And, that's how I develop relationships with the kids.
The same is true in the classroom. The same is true of this blog.
For the past week we have been privileged to share some lessons learned from this blog at two conferences. However, we are ever mindful that this blog would have little impact without you – those who read it, think about it, discuss it, and comment on it. Some, we hope, even try out the shared practices.
So, here is just a sample of things we've learned from our colleagues this year:
Thank you for another year of teaching for learning. Have a wonderful summer! We'll see you again on Friday, August 23rd.
Sincerely, Janine and Amanda
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