I am hoping for good things to come this year in my classroom, not just for me, but mostly for my students. Some of them have come a long way and I want them to know I notice. I appreciate them for who and what they are. They may not be perfect, but I feel like they are the best they can be right now.
A new year always brings with it great optimism and promise. I hope I can be a conduit to some of that promise. And so as I get ready for the new school year, I am preparing for what lies ahead. I know that during the winter dredge, I will feel that I want the race to be over and begin counting the days until summer break.
This summer break, I feel as though I have rested and now doing my part to be prepared, because the future is forever changing and the reality today will be totally different tomorrow.
All my fellow teachers know exactly what I’m speaking about, but for those of you who aren’t in the profession, just apply to your life and see the world as something new and changing with all of the promise and possibilities that are out there. Best to my teacher colleagues and best to my readers. May you find those golden nuggets you are looking for...