It’s time for Adventure #4 Pirates!
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Mapping Out Your Destination
Ask & Analyze
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery,
it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”
Agricultural educators are known for their hands on approach to lessons and are masters of their trade, but how long did it take for you to become a master? How do you retain a great idea that comes to you in the middle of the night while pulling calves, or watering the plants in the greenhouse on the weekend?
“When embarking on any journey, choosing the destination is a critical first step. With a destination in mind, you can set your internal GPS and be assured you are heading in the correct direction.”
Refer to pages 57-60 in Teach like a Pirate, regarding “The World’s Greatest GPS… Your Brain” and “Two Questions for Raising the Bar.”
With those passages fresh in your mind, consider the Two Questions for Raising the Bar:
1. If your students didn’t have to be there, would you be teaching in an empty room?
2. Do you have any lessons you could sell tickets for?
Now think about your classroom. What is your destination or goal for this course? Do you want to focus on making one unit stellar this year, or completely transform your classroom from the first day to the last day? Where do you want to be as a teacher?
Record your reflections in a comment on this post, below.