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2nd grade ELL teacher in Massachusetts

Really like how you turned

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Really like how you turned the old adage of reinventing the wheel upside down. I think I will use this at my next team meeting.
Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration. I feel less like I am walking up the down escalator. Throwing out the old isn't always bad.

Ryan, I couldn't agree more.

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Ryan, I couldn't agree more. However, you touch on a very valid point that we get distracted by the "what's." This is something that resonates not only with the individual educator, but is sometimes reflected by the system as a whole. It's even further proof that the process itself needs to be given another look.

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6th Grade Science Teacher from SC and a teacher encourager online.

Thank you for writing this.

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Thank you for writing this. You echo my sentiments exactly. This is my eighth year teaching, starting in the fall, and I have reinvented many a wheels in this short time. We need to know our students and think outside of the box. We can't do that with the packaged curriculum from years past. Even some of the "new packages" need to be rewrapped for our individual classrooms and students. We just need to think and rethink constantly. That is a part of our job as teachers!

A part of the need to recreate some of the old stuff is that we need our personal fingerprints on what we do with students. It needs up own flair and personal touch. This makes it more personal to us, putting out "skin" in the game, but it also makes it more personal to the students. It means more when they know that you had a part in setting up what and how they are learning. Relationships a key, and our inventions and reinventions are a part o this!

Once again, thanks for writing. Great piece!

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High School English Teacher from SE Minnesota

Thanks for the comment Sarah!

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Thanks for the comment Sarah! There is definitely nothing better than starting from scratch with a specific goal in mind. Sometimes I think we get distracted by the "what"s of our lessons and forget to focus on the "why"s.

Excellent commentary on

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Excellent commentary on pushing your boundaries both as an educator and a leader! As you mentioned, the concept of "reinventing the wheel" is frowned upon and viewed as redundant, however I believe it is important to constantly evolve and improve. What better way than to reevaluate square one?

Sarah, Blog Editor
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http://teacherblogs.ace.edu/

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