Friday August 15, 2014
It’s my first week back in the classroom, and I’m already thinking about how to light the fire inside those students.
But education is not just for the young, you know.
I have a quote for you today, my fifth favorite, that applies across the board as we learn our way through life.
I’m linking up with the ladies at Friday’s Fave Five today as we name our five favorites of the week.
Here are mine:
1. My husband’s help. He is SO handy and so willing to help with my projects. I needed to spruce things up in my classroom a bit, and I had an idea that required his assistance. He cut boards, stapled, measured, and helped me make my room beautiful. A couple of these were t-shirts I love but don’t often wear, and a couple were bags from Barnes and Noble. We turned them into plaques for my classroom wall! He’s the best.
And, perhaps, the English teacher's favorite:
2. A great quote and a new bulletin board design. I’ve had this quote up for a while, and I do love it. (Trying to inspire my kids to think before today, beyond tomorrow, and outside of their high school selves.) The board needed freshening up, so we set to work, using scrapbook paper for borders and decoration!
3. Bidding goodbye—for now. A number of college-bound students have dropped by to say goodbye. One said, “I’m leaving in 15 minutes and I just came by to say goodbye.” So sweet!
4. My favorite pictures of the week. My grandson, Aiden, got his first hammer. His dad said to him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Three-year-old Aiden replied, “I’ve never heard that before.” (I was pleased to see the safety glasses.)
5. A quote for all of us—because learning is a lifelong endeavor.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” (William Butler Yeats)
Pouring information into kids’ heads is temporary; when you light a fire, the desire to make that knowledge your own and find some more is permanent.
That’s what I want for my students!
I don’t know about you, but I love to learn. I pray that will always be my mindset.
Wishing you a week of loving learning,