Do you remember the Parker Palmer quote "
I believe in this and hang onto it as my antidote to the poor morale that surrounds me. I love my students and I love my classes. But I have to tell you that is with gritted teeth I returned to school this year. I just feel like there is always someone, somewhere whispering "pressure, pressure, pressure"...at our convocation there was the dramatic data migration of test scores up and up and up.
"I am a teacher at heart, and there are moments in the classroom when I can hardly hold the joy. When my students and I discover uncharted territory to explore, when the pathway out of a thicket opens up before us, when our experience is illuminated by the lightning - life of the mind – then teaching is the finest work I know." “The Heart of a Teacher: Identity and Integrity in Teaching "
So imagine my delight when I found this post by Dayle Timmons about the Thriller Return their building had planned for that first day back. OK...there was still pressure, but the joy for teaching and the learning was so present. Take a look.
Thank you Dayle for posting this and thank you to the building leaders that put this celebration of being back together. It was wonderful. I wonder....are you available for a road show?????