Good News!

This is from Sarah Downey:

So,… I went to work today even though I have been sick since the 23rd and feel and look awful because today I get to teach all day. As my day unfolded, half way through my vice principal comes in to do an observation. Just my luck feeling really bad and dragging a** then I get observed.

Ten minutes later my administrator comes in and says we have some important visitors. It turns out an amazing colleague who has started CI thanks to y’all’s workshop where I reconnected with her in Atlanta nominated me for the State of GA Foreign Language Teacher of the Month.

I am super honored and surprised, but I wouldn’t be anything without the great support of this amazing PLC, Ben all your help these past 6 years and Tina’s super hands on and amazing tips and videos.

Thank you thank you thank you,

Sarah Downey

P.S.- Yes we were absolutely doing a OWI/Invisible about a nude marshmallow who is dressed when he is a s’mores who is looking for a girlfriend who is a chocolate square and is Jessica because she is like Jessica Rabbit.



6 thoughts on “Good News!”

  1. Good news, indeed, Sarah! Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to hold on to this good feeling for a very long time.

  2. Thank you everyone- and thanks again for this amazing PLC and sharing so much. That common assessment was really getting me down but I think this couldn’t have come at a better time.

  3. Congrats. This group got me started when really there was no other blog at the time. In only 3 years, things have changed a lot on the scene. Our PLC group remains a nice safe space.

  4. I was just reading this again and this sentence by Sarah jumped out at me:

    …I have been sick since the 23rd and feel and look awful because today I get to teach all day….

    One major result of employing the Invisibles, something I have never noticed in my career, is how teacher-friendly they are. The terms no planning is not hyperbole. The word stress-free may be a bit of a stretch, but more bc we work in what are perhaps some of the most emotionally toxic places on the planet – school buildings.

    The new and very attainable now norm is Peace of Mind.

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