Sunday, November 11, 2012

Losing my Mojo...

I've lost my mojo and I don't know where to find it. My teaching "mojo" that is. Does anyone else ever feel it? Anyone else going through it right now?
I had to plan an integrated unit for a course I am taking. Only problem is, I feel like it has set my teaching back 20 years. I look at the activities planned and all I can think, "it's a theme. I hate themes." It isn't authentic. And I fear it won't be authentic for my students. Because if I don't like it, if I have no passion for it, how can I expect my class to?
I am missing something and I don't know what it is. The more I think about it, the more I struggle. It's like I have lost something and I can't figure out where it might be. And in the mean time, I am filling in blanks and putting out fires.
How do you re-ignite that teaching spark? How do you figure out what it is you need to do and fix it? I find I have so many questions and no real answers. I guess I will just have to keep trying and doing. Surely somewhere, sometime, or someone has the answer.