Oops! #SOL20

Today was a day I had not been looking forward to very much. It was video day, the day my Instructional Coach was to make a video of me teaching a Reading Workshop mini lesson. Having a coach is a newish thing for us, with the program just in its second year in our district. And this is the first year we are using the TCRWP Reading Workshop curriculum. Lots of new!

Last week my coach asked if she could record me and we’d go over it together, just the two of us. No pressure. I agreed and we met yesterday to plan out the lesson and talk logistics. I could do this, right?

So she came a few minutes early this morning, set up an iPad on a tripod, got settled, and off we went. Things were humming along, and I wasn’t really paying attention to anything but the kids and what I was doing. I didn’t even notice my coach pack up and leave before I wrapped up the mini lesson and sent them to their seats to read. I grabbed my phone to set the timer and noticed there was a text from my coach. Immediately I thought it would say something like, “Woo hoo! You did it! Can’t wait to process it with you.” or perhaps, “Sorry I had to run. Let’s catch up later.” Neither.


Oh well. Looks like I’ll be trying it again next Tuesday!


Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here each Tuesday and every day in March. Won’t you join us? My #OLW for 2020 is CREATE. I’m looking forward to nudging myself to create new and different things this year. How about you?


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