2020 was certainly a year of change, and one that nobody will forget. One of the credos of my school district is “Adapt and Adjust”, and that has never been more important than it was this year. With this in mind, I have deferred my Teacher on the Trail™ trail experience until the 2022 race, when this pandemic will be less of a threat to everyone’s health and well-being. Because of this, I am very excited that I will have the opportunity to extend my posting for another year! I am looking forward to this as I have truly enjoyed sharing with all of you some of the things that I do in my classroom and have learned about the race itself. For the remainder of this year, I will be posting 2 times each month, so that I can continue with more posts in the following year. You can now expect my posts to come out on the 15th and 30th of each month through June. I plan to continue my “Moments with Mushers” and “Classroom Connections” postings as those are the things that I feel us teachers find most interesting and useful in our classrooms.
Due to these changes, my reporting DURING the race itself will also look a little different this year. For the first time ever, and to make it more authentic for educational purposes, students will be active participants in my daily posts. They will be reporting what we are doing in class to follow the race and some of the things we are working on. In addition to my postings, recent Teacher on the Trail™ alumni have agreed to participate and share lessons they are doing with their students as well.
I am very excited about the prospects of everything and hope you will enjoy this different take on reporting from the trail this year.