I haven't posted anything in quite a long time because the new assistant principal job is keeping me incredibly busy! Anyway, I just wanted to share something that made me happy today. This is the 6th week of school and my first time getting into classrooms due to lots going on in the office. My principal and I did informal walkthroughs this AM (we spent about 2-3 min. in each room). Every single class was fully engaged and the teachers were teaching (some through direct insturction, others in small-group settings, and others working one-on-one with kids). I just finished writing (by hand) a note to each teacher to compliment them on something I liked during my visit. Although I truly miss being a classroom teacher, days like today make me enjoy being an instructional leader.