This week is back to school for teachers and students. I have planned the year with a lot of what I hope are engaging activities that will stimulate my student's growth. Whenever I make a plan I look at where I have been and where I want to go. I make a map and a plan. it is the same with my school... I need to reflect where I have been and where we need to go. I need a plan... a yearly plan... a unit plan.. a lesson plan... a weekly plan... a day plan... get the idea? The outline of what will happen is driven by where I have been with the students. The plan will allow me to ask those essential questions that will drive the inquiry based experiential learning I believe so much in. The plan map lays out the travel itinerary of places I want to see and things I want to do along the way. It doesn't limit me to only those places as the students may take me down another road. Where ever we go a in our journey we will take time and enjoy the beauty along the way and celebrate each day of learning as we look ahead of what is still to come.