Te@chThought‘s Day 30 Challenge is: “What would you do (as a teacher) if you weren’t afraid?”
I’d like to view this question as a teaching bucket list! There are a variety of ways that fear presents itself in relation to teaching or careers in general: monetary, starting over, losing seniority, retirement planning, learning new expectations, new bosses, etc. These are reasonable fears and concerns.
So, my no-holds-barred Teaching Bucket List would include:
- teaching in another country – preferably somewhere tropical – I am truly drawn to Cuba…?
- teaching in Northern BC. I would love some snow play days
- stocking my classroom with the technology needed to provide learners with choice
- teaching outdoors
- teaching on a sailboat – Have you seen “White Squall“???
- exploring more Montessori principles while teaching in public school
- teaching in Scotland
- teaching high school
- blogging about my teaching regularly
- team-teaching a multi-age group
- opening my own school – a rural, one-room school house
- teaching without a set schedule. I am not sure what this would look like, but I would like to believe that it would follow some sort of Distributed Learning model, but with even more flexibility for student needs.
- trying some of the Waldorf principles and stream a large group of learners for several years.
- finding a way to incorporate more play or tinkering at the Middle School level
- collaborating on a long term learning experience with a buddy class – where travel and meeting in real life are a part of our plan