So as I sit finishing my lesson plans for the week, I am left with the thought of how tough it can be to plan a week in advance. And how I often I deviate from the plan, and if I deviate, and I do, why plan?
I plan cause it makes me reflect on the goals for the next short duration, it makes me consider what I really want the student to understand and be able to apply to real problems in the immediate time frame - always being able to create, revise, and create. I also hope to instill a belief they can do anything and a tenacity to not stop pushing forward - whether it is revisions or learning new skills or doing what it takes.
And I consider that every Sunday night as I plan my week. Nearly all the things I plan happen - but often I find what I would like to get to by Friday is actually the following Monday (that is probably the optimist in me).
It is tough to plan - and plans change, but the reflection is really the important part - because then I deliver on my commitment to reflect on how to make learners.