Let me give you a behind the screen view of how these notes come about. I read regularly. My mom, an English teacher, cultivated a joy of reading when I was young. I was a poor classroom student as a kid. More interested in sports and recess than the classroom. But I loved reading. It helped […]
People either inspire you to greatness, or pull you down in the gutter. It’s that simple. “No one fails alone, and no one succeeds alone.” – Jon Bonhotal You’re either inspiring or you’re dragging someone down. You can consider whether that’s true for you, but I believe the idea is valid. Others watch what you do and consider […]
This is a blatant cut-and-paste job on my part of a post by educator Danny Steele. I’ve adopted a couple of thoughts from reading about Teach for America, an innovative teacher training program that recruits non-traditional candidates to teach underserved students in impoverished areas. The thoughts are: “Teaching is leadership.” The teacher is committed to […]
“We don’t have to be superstars or win championships. All we have to do is learn to rise to every occasion, give our best effort, and make those around us better as we do it.” – John Wooden This is a statement of impact. Rise to every occasion – means engage. Don’t be passive. Pay […]
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