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, February 22, 2011

Rekindling Motivation

Love this quote by Albert Schweitzer:

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

Who has rekindled your spark?  When you have lost your motivation, and feel like you are not making a difference, who helps you remember that you are? I can still remember the teachers who originally helped light my flame for teaching, and I count with gratitude those who encourage me today.  If today isn't your best day, take a moment and think about those who helped you discover your gift for teaching.  Now, find whoever helps you today and say thank you!  By the way, if it's a really bad day, find someone else and say an encouraging word to them.  You may be the only one who does. 

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