Teaching is a work of Craft. Knowing how to follow a prescribed scope and sequences, use district curriculum, and incorporate Teaching Best Practices.
It is also a work of Art. I get inspired by my coworkers and bloggy friends and then my creative juices get flowing.
So, the Balancing Act. Allowing my classroom to reflect my craft and my art.
This year has been a lot about learning a Craft. It has been challenging, and rewarding. And much of the time overwhelming. I have high expectations for myself, and this year has felt like taking a college class and not knowing how to get to the end.
I am hopeful that I can use what I learned this year and create next year to flow smoothly. To have a classroom that is full of Craft and Art.