This is becoming such a prominent phrase in my life. I love to try new things but it is so much easier when someone else has tried them first so I at least have some idea of what to expect. I am embarking on a few new adventures here and I am nervous but hopeful.
First of all there is the flexible seating classroom. I don’t really know a lot of teachers, particularly high school science teachers, that have tried this. I am super excited about it and I truly think that it will increase engagement and that it works very well with my style of teaching. However, every time I show people the room or show people pictures their faces says a lot! The most common reaction is “I can’t wait to see how this works out.” I have pretty much heard that from every single person that I have shown the room to. I know most, if not all, of them are in my corner and rooting for me, but I also am feeling an ever increasing pressure to succeed because their faces say “You are crazy this will never work”. I might also mention that I tend read into things way more than I need to so who knows. But as the year draws closer I am getting more nervous. I still think it will be great but I don’t know what I don’t know and I DO know that there will be issues that arise that I never even imagined. I just need to be brave and work through it.
The other big adventure is my teachers pay teachers store. I completely failed at Etsy and I think a big part of that was I don’t know what I don’t know and my style just not being very popular. So here I am again trying to put my stuff out there. I know it is good stuff because I have seen it work. However, I don’t know what I don’t know. This time I have some good teachers and people that are willing to give very concrete and constructive criticism. Will it work in the end? Who knows. Will I ever sell one thing? God I hope so, but who knows.
Also there is this blog. I want to get more people to interact with me and read it but I can’t seem to do that. I probably really need to figure out pinterest. But hopefully eventually with enough out there people will start responding.
The moral of the story is that even though I don’t know what I don’t know I’m going to try anyway! Wish me luck!!