Happy New Year 2019/20!
Here’s a New (Academic) Year’s resolution for ya:
Go psychodynamic this year:
Look for emotional and relational data in your classroom (the data are everywhere).
Organize the data into guesses about what is happening relationally.
Make a plan based on your guesses.
Implement the plan.
See what happens
Watch change happen!
Gather more data.
I promise. Going psychodynamic will make your teaching life easier and more effective. It will help you fend off burnout. It might even bring joy back into your teaching life.
Sounds like a good way to spend the New Year.