The minute we got off the boat, we were back in teacher mode, prepping for the new school year, moving into new classrooms (dude, why did we find resources from the 60s in our prep room??), studying academic plans, pouring over Pinterest looking for decoration and lesson ideas, and of course, writing curriculum for our new classes. With that, our attention to our blog came to an abrupt halt (obviously!).
As of today, we have been back in the classroom for a whole quarter. Today we get to wade through the remainder of our grading, submit grades, and get ready for the next quarter. We are also finally at a point in the school year where we’ve both caught our strides and can breathe a little bit. To that end, we have time to turn our attention back to our awesome experiences this summer and continue to work through the ideas that were born of it.
We just spoke with Anne and Aubreya to debrief our trip. It was really nice to reconnect with the AACSE crew and discuss about our experiences. It also renewed our enthusiasm for developing our lesson plan ideas and got us back into creative mode.
So… here’s what we’ve got for you. We will not be posting much else to this blog about our experiences. Possibly a reflection article or occasional update. But we WILL be posting the curriculum we develop. So, if you are interested in seeing what we come up with, consider setting up email updates to notify you when we post them. The goal is to get up draft lessons in the new few weeks. We will be troubleshooting these lessons in the spring in our Earth & Space Science classes. We will be sure to post the final final versions of our lesson plans after that.
Thank you all for following us!
Bethany and Shannon
PS It is sooooo much easier to update this blog with real internet.