I’m caught in a quagmire of lesson and curriculum planning. Along with the other responsibilities associated with the first couple of weeks of school. I have two classrooms/computer labs in two different locations. I’m teaching kindergarten through eighth grade Computer Applications classes. But the experience of watching the students acquire computer skills over the next ten months, that can be applied across the curriculum, is well worth the challenges that will undoubtedly ensue.
If this sounds at all familiar, I guess that makes Perseverance the word for the day. Perseverance is a word used often in the classroom. Children are taught that learning requires that they continue to work through what might seem very tough challenges. Only then, can they experience the benefits that perseverance affords.
We all get caught in a quagmire at some point in our lives. A mire of challenges that only seem to engulf us, no matter how hard we try to escape or resolve them. But with a focused analysis of what went wrong, coupled with what went right, we can find a semblance of balance between the order and chaos by using good old stick-to-itness. Or, perseverance.