Taking a break from National Boards. Entry 4 was finished a few weeks ago, all twelve types pages of it. Well, almost finished; I still have to photocopy sixteen pages of documentation to support the twelve pages.
On to Entry 1. Last week, after almost thirty-six hours of dog-paddling in a sea of instructions, I finally emerged onto the wet sand of internalized understanding. Educational lingo for “I finally understand what I don’t understand so now I can go about the business of understanding for real.” I have to write about two students which, considering I teach over 100, seems like an easy task. But no. No units can overlap, students must show growth, I must find a print response to a non-print text, a non-print response to a print, two writing samples, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Wait. I think I can make this bearable.
“On the first day of National Boards, my instructions said to… “
Stay tuned. But know this: between now and March 31, I will be crazed. Blogs may be stream of consciousness, assuming I still am conscious. Pray for me.