The semester is done and my time at work before the winter break is winding down, but I’m trying to start a Teaching Community of Practice at my library. We had our first meeting in November, and for December I thought we could do something crafty and low stress.
I go to yoga class when I can, and one thing I always appreciate about certain instructors is the way they ask us to set an intention for class. Be thankful for what your body can do. Be kind to yourself. Focus on your breathing. It’s a way to reflect on what you do and be present in the moment. I thought for our Teaching CoP December meeting, we could get together to set our teaching intentions for the spring semester and create intention cards.
We had a fun time oohing and aahing over stickers and paper, and it was really nice for me to see things I want to practice in some kind of tangible form. My intentions for teaching this spring include:
- Relax (it’s just one class).
- Be ok with silence and individual activity (not everything has to be group or pair work).
- Be proud of what you do (teaching is important and meaningful).
What are your teaching intentions for the new year?