Thursday, July 11, 2013

How to Plan a Day of Summer Institute

We are thematizing
our learning
in the present

It's not that we all appeared here.
In the most unformed or forming only now way.
There is a room full of history that plans this group.

But a careful organization
logic model,
essential question,
outcome set,
or google doc
couldn't have manipulated this feeling
of synergy of learning with people

In the room today.

1 comment:

  1. Lacy, I love how you captured the unplannable and unpredictable aspect of teaching! Yes, we should have a plan and some resources and an overall goal we want to shoot for, but one of the things I love most about teaching is following the rabbit trails that my students invent, watching them interact with one another and formulate in-depth thoughts. Though it doesn't happen all the time, each one of those moments make our job sooooo worth it! P.S. I'm stealing your line "There is a room full of history that plans this group." :-)