More important than ever to be the enthusiastic amateur rather than the disgruntled, grumpy, overworked teacher. We can do this. Don’t let your big district and boss lay the growth mindset trip on you; seize the day and each moment as #theonlymoment! Teachers have all they need to be #changeagents, but it first begins with our own vision. Is it clouded by the end of the year? Reset. Reset. Reset. via Jaded
My goal this year in the classroom is to be present for my students, which means I strive for presence in all aspects of my life. Wherever I am, I will give my attention. It is no easy task, but nonetheless, I practice. Space365 – Day 272 is an organic expression of my attempts to cultivate a safe and beautiful place for all. #loveisall
Today, I spend a few minutes meditating and reflecting on this opportunity to teach new and returning young people across many content areas. Last school year, I cultivated habits that have helped deal with stress, a constant and sometimes unfriendly bedfellow. I repeated the mantra #letgo and cleaned house internally, as well as externally (in the classroom and in the home–at least one closet!). At this time, the beginnings of a new and probably constantly changing, unpredictible school year (with 5 preps), I hold within me the #less-is-more mantra, but also #presence. May kindness guide my days and continue to fill my nights with the love of my family and friends. Peace. Peace. Peace.