Pivot- a word that I haven't heard since Sr. Rita Woehlcke tried to coach me in basketball back in 9th grade. And suddenly it's back in fashion.
I heard our school superintendent use it a few weeks ago as we prepared to go back to the physical classroom. And then our Director of Guidance sent out his "Pivot Table" that showed how each student would be attending class once we rolled back in. Honestly, I haven't seen a word so popular in school culture since...asynchronous came to power this time last year.
Yesterday afternoon my principal showed up in my classroom to inform me I'd be pivoting back to home instruction. Yup- a student tested positive so I was heading home until cleared to return.
But wait...I'm fully vaccinated! Isn't that supposed to keep me safe?
It does, but it took the county and something known as the Qualtrics screener a day to catch up to that.
So tomorrow morning I'll pack up my stuff again and pivot back into the classroom...until the next time.
No worries- I'll be wearing tennis shoes to work for the rest of the year so I'll be ready to pivot just like Sr. Rita taught me.