I'm grateful for good ideas and good books. I've been reading this great developmental book called "Yardsticks", about children ages 4-14. It's given me much more insight into their abilities and needs, as well as great ideas to use in the classroom!
I've really felt my creativity wane this year, with all the health and energy problems with which I've been dealing. I used to feel inspired and BE inspiring, and I feel sad that such a large aspect of Who I Am, has dwindled. I am used to being full of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm. But for nearly a year, it's hard to even get out of bed. I'm hoping that all the $$$ I'm spending on health care will work and will bring ME back to ME.
The more I teach, the more I realize how little I learned in my graduate program. Very little focus on child development and learning rhythms through transitional stages. So I am grateful that I have been at a school that encourages and mandates learning in these areas! I have learned so much and I am a better educator for it!
I am grateful for learning and book and the ideas that spawn from both!
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!