That doesn't mean I would change EVERYTHING at one time - how could you? But if we could pick one thing this week or month and go with that until we are comfortable - but never TOO comfortable to stay with what we have always been doing - THAT"S TOO EASY!!! Then choose something different, and keep adding things and doing things a "little" different than normal - before we know it - our teaching HAS changed! This happens every year and it SHOULD!! I am never satisfied with what I am doing - I can ALWAYS improve and ALWAYS do more!! That's the problem with education - there is SO much out there and SO much to do - when is it done? Between Pinterest, Facebook, blogspots, etc.. the feeling of inadequacy is overwhelming! TAKE A BREATH!! Pick ONE thing and do it GREAT! Once that becomes easier - choose another - this will make life in your classroom and life outside of the classroom ever changing - and ever enjoyable!!
Here is an article about a teacher who changed some things in education - well she was forced to because she got iPads in her classroom - sound familiar:)!!!??? She, too, felt how many of us are - slowly OVER TIME she was able to transform her thinking and the way she did things. The same is true here - SLOWLY over time things will continue to get easier and continue to evolve - will you JOIN the evolution or IGNORE it - the choice is yours!!
You are all AMAZING and you are all doing GREAT things! KEEP IT UP!!