taking away from today.
In Stacey’s last post (right below this one), she wrote, “So what I’m taking away from today is . . . “ and I thought, what a good reflection for the end of every day. Then I thought, what did I take away from today?
I suppose it’s we matter to one another. As educators, we’re in this together and we have the power to influence each other in positive ways.
Wow, big ah-ha, eh? I didn’t even realize this was the big idea from today until I began thinking about Stacey’s reflection. Thanks, Stacey!
Today I tried to fill up other’s energy banks. I gave one teacher a card and another a silly photo from a conference we attended this summer and another a lengthy email on ways I’ve noticed her teaching has changed over the years, plus ways she’s inspired me this school year. Those things didn’t take a lot of time, but did matter. Maybe not in the big grand scheme of standards and testing and all. But in a smaller (more important way) of uplifting each other.
It’s good to remember we’re all in this together and it’s time we make the journey easier and more pleasant.