For the last four years, I’ve been working as a STEM coach in a few different elementary schools. It’s been a job I’ve enjoyed, and one of my favorite aspects of the job is the lack of routine. Over the years I’ve done a lot of things many times, but it’s rarely been two days in a row.
Quick aside: I’m going back into the classroom next year, and one of the things I’m looking forward to is the routine. I’ll let you know when I figure out what that’s all about.
Anyway, one of the things I’ve done this year is help some teachers by collecting materials they can use with their ELA curriculum. The topic I collected material for yesterday was space and astronomy. Curating a collection of videos and websites took up most of my day.
I like doing that sort of thing because I always learn something new. Even though I’m gathering material for an elementary-age audience, the material is interesting and in-depth. Now that I think of it, I’ve always said one the best parts of being a teacher is the learning–I love it!