• My Best Self

    Discovering the Difference Between Crucial and Critical

    The first month of school is often the hardest month in the life of a teacher, if you don’t count the last month of school, December, and testing months. This has been particularly true in 2020, as teachers scramble to figure out new procedures for in person and virtual instruction. Honestly, the best part of teaching from home is my cats and dog coming in and out of my office. The lesson that I am continually learning is how to differentiate between what is crucial and what is critical. It is an important distinction that is sometimes difficult to make because the definitions are so similar. For the sake of…