Oh, Bum.

So I pitched the outlines of the first three Essay Clinic lessons to the boss today. He seemed less than impressed.

But then I realized, I did the thing I always do: I concentrated on the details first. Even though I know I am better at Big Picture thinking. And what I was doing was designing lessons that were less abut the whole than they were about the individuality of the lessons themselves.

Note to self: Design the Big Picture first. Then niggle the details.

6 Comments to “Oh, Bum.”

  1. By gen, January 22, 2008 @ 10:08 am

    Did he say anything or did he just look unimpressed? Maybe think back to PDP and those unit plan sheets that you used to have to do and do it that way. It might also be a bit more flashy and give the Big Picture.

  2. By Liz, January 22, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    That’s what I’ve decided to do. After all, it’s not impressive if it’s all in my head. It has to be on posterboard. With sequins. Because that’s how you know it’s good educating.

  3. By gen, January 22, 2008 @ 5:24 pm

    Remember your literacy garden?

  4. By Liz, January 22, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

    God, yes. Summertime in the PDP. Insanity.

  5. By Beth, January 23, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

    “Start with the end in mind” That’s the one I hold in my head when planning a unit.

  6. By Liz, January 23, 2008 @ 11:50 pm

    That’s exactly what I’m doing now, Beth. “Where are we going?”

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