Monday, May 9, 2011
teaching is like a game of "Whack a Mole"
Sometimes teaching preschool can feel like you are playing a game of "Whack a Mole."
Do you remember the arcade game where a mole pops up out of a hole and you whack him on the head, only to have more moles popping out of neighbouring holes?
Just when I feel like I feel like we are really nailing one area of our program, I look around and see other things begging for our attention.
Last week, basking in a warm glow of satisfaction that came from watching our children so independently engaged in all manner of creative, imaginative and physical pursuits in our outdoor playscape, I suddenly realised I couldn't remember when we last had the musical instruments out.
Was music play slipping through the cracks while we were busily focused on other areas of the program? (Hence last week's post on Music Play Ideas for the Outdoors.)
Do you every feel like you are on top of everything?
Do you have a focus area for your teaching, program or learning environment each term? Do you reflect on your program daily or weekly with your colleagues? What works for you?