This moment is such an amazing opportunity to rethink things, shift the way we do things, and really try new ideas. The opportunity is right there.
But instead I find myself drowning in trying to figure out how to do what I’m used to doing, just virtually. Pausing to really question and innovate isn’t happening. I can’t figure out how to make it happen. I need brain space and I need time when I feel like I can slow down and think deeply. I don’t have either of those things right now. It’s as if I am in a batting cage and balls are flying at me. I know there is a better way for me to hit the balls but they just keep coming and I don’t have the chance to plan for something different.
I am feeling all of the emotions these days and feeling them all so strongly. I’m trying to remember to see the positives, because they do exist. Even now. But I’m also immensely frustrated by the lost opportunities.
Maybe there are teachers, leaders, schools, and districts who are doing this. Who are taking this moment to reconsider what they’ve always done. Maybe. I hope so because I want to be able to learn from them.