Tuesday, February 23, 2016

10 ways to be a better person

Some really good points here. I was especially interested by her comment that perhaps we should be teaching this in school. I do think there is something there. Not sure how that would look, but I do agree it would serve students well to master these 10 things.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Power to the people

Wow! These two girls really took to heart what they learned and were willing to go the extra mile to change their world, and therefore the entire world as well. Their story is truly inspiring and goes to show what a difference anyone can make.

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge (3)

I hate February. Mostly because it is eternal and bleak, and cold, and has the mother of all disappointing holidays right smack in the middle of it (if you don't know what I'm talking about, just wait - I don't know a single adult who doesn't have at least one story of V-Day gone bad). And yes, I know that is a bad attitude, but keep reading. Because February is such a hard month for me to endure, much less enjoy and embrace, each year I challenge myself to comment on this blog every day with something that was great about that day. I know many people do something similar in November, but seriously, November is a great month and really doesn't need much to make it enjoyable. So enough of the ramble/rant.

Feb. 1
Today I really enjoyed my time with my colleagues.  It is rare that teachers in a small school get time to connect with others who teach the same things. It is also rare that teachers in small schools get time to simply sit and work with each other. This time has been both enjoyable and valuable.