First Quarter’s End

The first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close this week, and was it a doozy!  There were lots of reasons for this, lots of incidental things that came up.  And some of it was asked-for on my account.  So this week is the scramble to get things done, get things graded, in the hopes of walking away for a while and not look back.  And always the hope: don’t crash and burn.

The last couple of weeks have been particularly busy.  We’ve been recording multiple chapel talks to help different grades get some of the “content” they would normally get from our camp or advisory programs.  And we’ve tried to run one live, in-person chapel a week per grade level so they have an opportunity to be together as a class.

Beyond that, I had a faculty workshop to lead.  It spanned all three campuses, which is a challenge unto itself.  It’s the first of four, which is exciting.  And then I spent time checking in with administrative, curricular, and co-curricular leaders to find points of connection and to encourage them in the use of some of our key guiding documents as a school.

And in all of this, the classroom has been a refuge.  It’s where conversations happen, masked though they may be.

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Here’s a funny Frazz comic from this past week.  It’s funny in a couple of different ways, or at least it captures two very different perspectives on getting work done and turning it in.

Frazz WorksheetI’m going to try and post more often these next few weeks.  Blog silence can mean a few different things, all of them probably true: things like busyness, fatigue.  The fact that I’m getting this entry done at all is hopefully a step in that direction.

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