Trying hard to be
Not really working.
Lean…Dream/Do…Progress…Venture…Grow. This is my 5th anniversary writing “One Little Word.” Time flies!
After leaning towards my dreams, doing what it took to jump-start my new career and lifestyle, progressing/moving towards my goals, venturing out and taking action…I’m ready to grow.
“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” The traditional interview question. I’d have to say that 5 years ago, I did see myself here — a reader, writer, lifelong learner, school librarian, mom, wife, grandma…Now I’m ready to grow.
Happy New Year! Here’s to a fabulous 2019!
Today I learned that teachers are passionate!
Today I learned that some teachers think what’s best for their students is completely opposite of what I think is best for students.
Today I learned that teachers are truly and deeply terrified of the consequences of their teaching actions in the classroom.
Today I learned that people still believe that standardized testing is the only way to assess students’ success in schools.
Today I learned that I need to keep writing and speaking about what is truly best for students.
Today, and every day, I am passionate about teaching and learning.
Today, and every day, I am passionate about the need to continue an education revolution in this state, in this country.
Today, and every day (thanks for the words, TCRWP!), I will think and act with students in mind — that growth mindset that we all so deeply need to incorporate into our teaching existence.
We are all still learning.