“It’s time for a change” is often the mantra of January. Change is hard and sometimes scary. Change is misunderstood. Change can be difficult. Change is also necessary and refreshing. We have been making several changes of our own at MCS.
A teacher stopped by the office this morning to tell me she was observing a colleague teaching a class, and she remarked what a wonderful job that teacher had done. She said, “If I had a teacher like that, maybe I would have loved Math growing up!”
Last week, a teacher and I were talking about all of the changes she has made in her classroom since the beginning of the school year. She began to get teary-eyed and said that she had no idea that teaching could be so fun after all of these years.
We have had changes in staffing and curriculum. Next week Tuesday, the staff will be trained to use Curriculum Trak. Curriculum Trak will allow each staff member to work with a cloud-based “living document” of their classroom teaching. Curriculum Trak allows each teacher to record essential questions, teaching units, assessments, and resources (including internet-based resources) in one common program to ensure our curriculum continues to align with Common Core and state standards as part of the process to maintain our accreditation status. It will be wonderful tool for our staff and administration as they strive to keep curriculum and teaching methods current and meaningful to our students.
Recently, I heard an excellent sermon on how it is easy to see God as faithful, everlasting, the same yesterday and today, that God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Thankfully all of that is true, amazing, and beyond our comprehension. But the pastor went on to remind us that God is also redemptive, regenerative, and creative. He holds the past and the future. Let us strive together as parents, teachers, and students to see God moving in the circumstances of our lives and in our school.