It is just a simple thing.
I will admit to being “bleary-eyed” and not totally awake. But measuring, checking the line, and then pouring. Seemed like a piece of cake.
It’s running over.
Maybe it is operator error!
Oh, NO! This time it’s barely half full!
It’s too early!
This is making me mental!
I have been using a liquid Pyrex measuring cup.
Maybe my eyes are still too tired!
A simple solution
I quickly devised
After a month of stewing
Cleaning up messes . . .
I fill my coffee cup with water and then pour it into the Keurig. No errors. No mess. Perfect coffee every time.
A simple solution?
Often a simple answer is correct. That belief is courtesy of Occam’s Razor. Perhaps in our personal and professional lives we need to
take a deep breath,
and think of simple solutions.
Avoid the complications.
Avoid the perception from above that may cause you to under measure or the perception that rounding it to that next line while holding the measuring cup is good enough. If the goal is the “right amount of coffee”, the water input does matter.
A different lens, a different view, a different solution.
When will one of those serve you well at school?
Considering the student view.
Asking for student input.
Stepping back so students can own the solution.
Closing your mouth so student input is prioritized.
What might you do differently the next time that you are frustrated?
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