Truths from CELEBRATE This Week
I’ve been trying to give words to gritty celebration. A friend has spent hours, months, years talking this through with me and Friday nudged me in the direction of perspective. This week, I took time to really SEE the celebrations posted. I continue to be completely enamored by the CELEBRATE This Week community and I was touched by the common perspectives. Check out these truths, inspired by CELEBRATE This Week community. (We need a catchy name, don’t we?) I hope you’ll consider celebrating with us each week.
Leigh Ann writes about the skewed standardized test procedures for young students, and she ends with resolve: As disgruntled as I am tonight, I still love teaching. I will walk in Monday morning with a smile on face, and I will continue to love my students and continue to give them my best. That is what they deserve.
Linda Baie writes about the terrible timing of an upcoming conference. She registered before she returned o being a classroom teacher, so despite the timing she is still attending. She celebrates: So with heavy planning, a wonderful assistant and substitute, I am slipp going. I hpe to blog during this time, or at least tweet some learning! Think: Georgia heard, Jan Richardson, Moica Brown, Kelly Gallagher, Chris Soentpiet, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels, and more! I’ll celebrate all the days waiting and then ‘being’ there!
Terje weaves a poem and I’m struck how her clebrations stem from seeing through the problems all the way to the celebration. She celebrates:
I celebrate my students at school,
the moments when they:
do a bit extra than you ask
apologize without a prompt
try to understand the other point of view
keep asking questions
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