Monday, November 23, 2015

#flipclass Flash Blog: Thanksgiving

Being Thanksgiving Week and all, tonight's #flipclass Flash Blog is about...


There is no way I can describe everything I am thankful for in this little blog post. But I can describe a few things.

First of all, I am thankful there was a #flipclass blog prompt this week! I haven't blogged in a few weeks, and I've missed it.

I'm thankful for my #flipclass tweeps. I have learned so much from them and leave every chat encouraged and refreshed.

I'm thankful for my school system, my school, my admins, my colleagues. I have an incredible support system.

I'm thankful for my students. They make my life interesting. They challenge me. They make me laugh.

I'm thankful for discovering the flipped classroom. It has made me a better teacher and made my students' experiences so much better.

And I'm thankful for struggle. This year has been challenging. There is not the "honeymoon feeling" of last year. I am teaching a different group of students with a different group of needs. I continue to develop as a teacher, pushing myself and pushing my students. And it's not easy. But I'm growing. I know it. And as I grow, my students do, too.