“I make the moves up as I go…. I’m lightning on my feet.” Taylor Swift
I relate to those song lyrics on a deep level, especially in teaching. Sometimes, the lesson doesn’t go as planned and I need a spur of the moment idea. Sometimes, my principal walks in for an unscheduled observation and I have to think of a winning, engaging lesson right then and there.
But usually, I’m not feeling the lesson I had planned so I have to think of something real quick to fill the time.
Let me tell you though, all of my spur of the moment ideas are always winners. They are honestly better then things I spend weeks planning. I think I do my best thinking under pressure and when I make it up. Can’t think too much about it!
Do you fly by the seat of your pants sometimes while teaching? Do you get your best ideas spur of the moment too?