Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Dreaded Observation

Even though I love my principal. (Really I do!) I dread her coming in to observe me.

Even though I have completely embraced Marzano, I dread being evaluated on my implementation.

Even though I spend hours creating interactively dynamic multi media presentations that my students LOVE, I dread having evaluators see them unfold for the class.

Even though I love the feeling I get when I am "on stage" with my students, and they are completely engrossed in the lessons we are learning, where there is no world outside of my art room anymore, and it's just them and me on the most amazing journey towards enlightenment and growth and I know we are going places we have never been, I dread the thought of that intimate moment being observed and recorded.

So when I think... and REFLECT... on the prompt from TeachThought for this, Day 3, of the Blogging Challenge...

Discuss one "observation" area you would like to improve on for your teacher evaluation.

I can now say it is NOT an "observation area" that I wish to improve on for my teacher evaluation, but my ability to let go of the DREAD I feel at the mere thought of the teacher evaluation itself.

As a mother of three I thought this was a great clip from a great video of David "freaking out" after the dentist. If you haven't seen this in a while you should. And this time as you watch it think about his answers in relation to questions about teaching lol. Just click the link to the youtube video above.

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