Saturday, November 15, 2014

What do I make?

I've seen this clip before, but I thought it was worth sharing again :)

Taylor Mali: What Do Teachers Make?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Part of My Heart

"It's empowering to think that the ability to love bigger than planets is right inside your own chest."

Who knew that I would come to care so much for 50+
ten/eleven year-olds this year?
Though they usually  ;) sometimes drive me to the point of being crazy, I'm thankful that I get to teach such wonderful kiddos! I learn SO much from them every day. They truly are the world's greatest resource and I'm grateful for the opportunity to teach them.

As their teacher, I have made some personal goals this year.  I want to be able to admit and quickly correct my mistakes, because I know that I have a lot to learn myself about teaching.  I want be a self-starter and not rely on others to pull me along.  I want my students to see me as a person that cares not only for their education, but for them as an individual as well. I want to be a good listener with an open mind. I know that I will continue to grow and learn with them this year. I hope to help facilitate their successes and also celebrate with them.  

I have this saying on a plaque on my desk, and I believe that my job is truly one of the most rewarding 'jobs' on the planet! (Having this daily reminder helps make the stress of lesson planning a little less stressful!)

This quote is true--- I didn't go into teaching for the money.  I enjoy teaching students and helping them be successful.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Moon

People post sunrise/sunset pictures all of the time.
But what about the moon!?
It looked really neat tonight, but my camera is dead and
my phone can't pick up anything but a white blur.  But I
 ran across some photos that I took of the moon last
summer when I was driving truck out to Conda....check these out:

I wish I'd had a better camera.

It was HUGE that night!