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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.

Ruth Ayres View All

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

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