Is Good Good Enough?
I am really starting to enjoy the idea of communicating with parents through YouTube. Today I sat down and created 3 short videos to keep the parent community involved and informed about our classroom.
I know how long it takes to create high quality videos so I decided to do them as single takes with only notes but no actual script. I have found this useful to mean I actually do them, rather than waiting until I have time to do a perfect job. It may sound odd, but I started last year with our IML team with the statement that, “Sometimes good is good enough.”
I think this is a perfect example. I could do nothing because excellence is not feasible in my life, time available, energy, etc. OR I could do something real, unscripted, and informative that is good.
I started with a synopsis of the topics we are studying, created another addressing the new curriculum and finally answering a question from 2 parents so far on why I don’t give homework, (and I have given homework, just not what is expected.) I spent less than 1 hour recording them, and setting to upload to youtube. They are not ready yet at youtube is processing in the background (6 hours later still.)
I have posted them for our parent community on mramboe.wikispaces.com, but have included them below as well so you can get a flavour for what I have done. (The first video only had 9 views; however, that parent did talk to someone else in the community that told me about the video even though they hadn’t seen it.)
Yes Good is Good Enough … when the alternative is not at all.
Implementing new Curriculum
Our learning this fall
On types of homework