“No one can make anything work in anybody else’s classroom. It has to be self-initiated.”
Oh, how true it is. I have been revisiting Dylan William's work recently, going over some of my notes from the September conference when he was a keynote speaker at our school. Above is one of his quotes from that weekend. Being a self-initiated teacher leads to so many possibilities, but it isn't always so easy to do and requires us to constantly find inspiration from those around us. This inspiration fuels the fire of imagination, creativity, and innovation which leads to better teaching and deeper learning.
Teaching is already such a tough job and low motivation days are inevitable in our profession. We can't always be on our game, but recognizing when we need a shot of inspiration will help in steering our ships back on track. Seek the inspiration you need on days like this to allow the learning to continue moving forward.