I find it hard not to open links to activities for the beginning of the academic year. I have always searched for new ideas on icebreakers and how to help my diverse students bond into a learning community in Room 463.
However, I always incorporated Jim Burke’s image analysis on what students can expect from the course, which I already posted about here.
Looking at the image, I thought it was a perfect metaphor for my new status, a word I can barely type – retire
I have so closely identified myself as an educator, specializing in ELL.
What is my new/renewed identity?
My plans for new beginnings are murky, as yet:
There is a need for volunteer teachers.
I have always dreamt of studying history of art.
I have a story line for a children’s book.
I’d like to collate the copious notes that I’ve taken throughout my career as a teacher.
And, of course, to travel off season.
I will even need a cane, since the first thing I have to attend to is a total knee replacement. However, I will get rid of that (the cane) very quickly.