Here I sit, waiting in an airport for my flight home. I travel quite a bit. See although I live in Wisconsin (even though the winters are rough, Milwaukee is a great city!), my family does not. My parents and little brother live in Phoenix, my older brother and his family with four of my nieces and nephews live in Dallas. I have friends scattered across the country. I attend conferences and conventions. I fly quite a bit, so I know the routine at the airport, security line protocols, and I plan for them to be as efficient as I can.
Today we were randomly selected for the pre-check line. It seemed to take longer than the regular line. As the TSA agent was explaining the rules, I made the comment, "Oh, we're going old school." thinking that since we could keep our shoes on and liquids in the bag (which I already knew), it was a blast from the past. And it really should be going faster. It didn't seem to work that way. It got me thinking that sometimes when we do things that are intended to be faster, if they go against the grain of what we've become used to, it might actually make things less efficient.
The end of my deep thoughts from the airport for now. I'm sure there's a connection to the classroom, and life, here somewhere.