We are almost a month in and I am working harder then ever! I have 3 newish class preps; biology, AP Environmental Science and general Environmental Science. Add to this, my colleague and I have decided to flip our classroom. This is a fantastically cool teaching strategy where I no longer give notes and lectures in class. Instead I record videos of the information and post them on YouTube for the students to watch and take notes and an online quiz. Then I use class time to expand and do tons of fun and educational labs and activities. It is exhausting and overwhelming and amazing. My students are doing phenomenal! It is amazing to see them work together, gain a deeper understanding and enjoy learning.
I have been timid in writing this post. I think mainly because I do not want my ex-coworkers to feel like I am rubbing my new job in their face. I care about my colleagues at ACHS a ton and sympathize with the chaos that is continuously being thrown at them. I am in awe at how hard they work and how little recognition they get. Yet, I keep being asked, “how is your new job?”