Peering Through The Mist of Retirement

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.

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https://teachwelltomorrow.com/2016/09/06/3-activities-for-the-begining-of-the-year-setting-the-tone-building-confidence/