- 136 posts
- 80 students
- 30-days of Slice of Life
As I glance back over the course of my year and how I’ve reflected and reported it on this blog, I find myself both surprised and motivated. Each August, the newness, excitement and energy abounds and I start the year with the intention of writing daily (or weekly) and every June I find myself worrying about the lack of posts in the final weeks of the year.
When I think about the writing my students have produced, the memories they have shared with me and their classmates – their blog audiences – I’m motivated to share more and do more. And yet, just like my students, who are often overwhelmed by the stresses of homework, sports schedules, chores and so on, I think that today is cause for celebration. Not of perfection, but of a job well done. Celebrating the close of a year when we tried something new.
Just as August fills me with hope for the year ahead and the journey I’ll take with my students, the onset of June fills me with hope for the fully-devoted attention I can give those two laughing (and bickering) toddlers, who show me daily what it means to be a better teacher!