Over the years, I’ve found myself thinking about the difference between a groove and a rut. When you imagine them, they are both essentially the same thing. However, when interpreted, a rut confines and limits movement, and a groove defines it, while facilitating flow. A rut implies being stuck, and a groove implies passage. A groove also allows for things to come together to make both things stronger.
Yep…I’m definitely in a groove!
This year (#26 for me) I am partnered with a 5th grade teacher in my school district as part of a PD teaching team. With 56 combined years of teaching experience between us and over 20 years of knowing “of” each other, this year we are newly connected and working together to create a PD experience with 18 of our district colleagues! It has been a summer filled with stretching, planning, learning, collaboration and building a new friendship. It’s been wonderful. I can’t wait to learn more as the school year goes on.
Thanks, Brenda. I think you’re groovy!!