First off...thanks lately to all of the comments and new names of readers that I don't know...it's such a humbling thing to know that what you're writing people actually read.
Tonight I sit in a local coffee house working on a unit plan. I finally stepped up to the plate and am helping write unit plans for the reading curriculum adopted (for anyone new, I don't particularly love it). My unit is inferring...which I love...just not the literature they chose.
I cannot tell you how intimidating it is to write out plans and know that three other educators are going to be reading it and while maybe not out loud and to your face, but critiquing it just the same.
It's a good stepping stone for me. Putting my ideas out there (odd as they may be sometimes) for others to read, try, and help make better.
I'll be letting you know what they thought in a few weeks...and Sarah...we'll be bringing in some trash!