Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving and a rest from the daily stress of school life. No matter how much you love your job (or not), we all need a few days away. I would encourage you to take time to do one thing totally for yourself in the next few days. Go to a movie, write in your journal, take a walk...whatever you enjoy. Afterward, when you feel like you have had a chance to breathe, write down three reasons you CHOOSE to do what you do. Because it's always a choice...maybe you want to make a difference for a student, maybe you like the "a-ha" moment that comes (not nearly as often as we'd like), or maybe you like knowing that you learn as much as your students. Thank you for choosing to be a teacher or a leader. You make a difference for students everyday...even when it doesn't feel like it.

1 comment:

  1. What a good exercise! A good examination of the "why" behind choices could be very revealing.


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