It was the easiest decision I made all day, and it actually wasn’t even mine to make. I was simply asked for my “professional opinion.” His words came like rapid-fire, the pace that has pervaded most conversations since we finished the spring testing schedule:
So, do we go with the essay today or make the Dr. Seuss bulletin board?
My mind flashes to moments before when I delivered something to the office so that a kid wouldn’t use it to inflict self-harm.
The essays can wait.
Really? He catches his breath.
I am participating in the 2018 Slice of Life Story Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write each day in March as part of an international writing community. I appreciate any comments, especially those that
- reinforce writing decisions that work and
- coach into those that don’t.
Think of each comment you leave as a little writing conference we are having together. Come on, make me a better writer today! Thank you!