So as I continue in my educational book journey of the summer (currently finishing up Teach Like a Pirate) I am incredibly inspired to change my classroom. I am realizing more and more that the traditionalist approach I have in about 80% of my lessons is just not going to be acceptable to me anymore. The rub is that I am so inspired to tackle the challenges of flipping my direct instruction days, incorporate more problem based learning strategies, utilize standards based grading, and pay more attention to improving my in class lessons that I am afraid that I will bite off more than I can chew. I don’t want to get to September and abandon all of the great techniques and strategies that I am falling in love with this summer. Is there a way to avoid that burn-out? Is it inevitable? I certainly hope not. However, I don’t want to take on so much that I cannot do these strategies justice. Do you have any suggestions?