Celebrating My Fall Break Trip

For three days this past week, I was on a “working” trip with four others from my school. We are a Paideia magnet school in Indianapolis, and we went to visit Providence Spring Elementary, a Paideia school in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a wonderful time! Here are some snippets to celebrate:

* sunshiny, touch of fall weather
* opportunities to observe in many classrooms and insightful follow-up discussions
* many take-aways to share with our staff and new ideas to implement to improve our school
* warm Southern hospitality
* fun time getting to know colleagues in a different, relaxed setting
* great food and a little shopping and sightseeing
* shaking hands with Jesse Jackson, who shared one of our flights

I am truly grateful I got to be part of this trip. I think it will have an impact on our school because of the relationships strengthened and the infusion of new ideas and enthusiasm.

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5 Responses to Celebrating My Fall Break Trip

  1. lindabaie says:

    Wow, this really sounds like a marvelous week. To connect with others of similar mind about education and to see how it translates at their school would be enlightening. Glad you had a good time!

  2. Ramona says:

    The infusion of new ideas and enthusiasm – what a perfect way to spend your break. And you even had some time to enjoy Southern hospitality and shop a bit. Here’s to a wonderful return from your working vacation.

  3. Amazing things can happen when we collaborate with other like-minded people! Good for you for giving your time to grow this connection. Sounds like a lot of fun too!

  4. Terje says:

    Visiting other classrooms is always inspiring and allows to reflect on our own teaching. I hope the energy of this trip will last for many weeks.

  5. Leigh Anne says:

    I am always rejuvenated when I visit other classrooms and share with other teachers. Hopefully you have had a chance to recover and enjoy this wonderful Indiana weather this weekend!

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