Mindset

Nothing like coming back into your classroom after a long day of teaching and wondering if anything you did, said, or taught made a difference…and then, then… seeing this. It encouraged me to the core, especially when it came as a sweet message from a little guy whom I have heard say, “too hard”, “I can’t”, and “I won’t” so many times. (And the one whom I have had to ‘redirect’ quite sternly and emphatically so very many times.) Yep.Read more

Weathered

So, the moss on these pilings was a vivid green, full of life.  The water that crashes in with the waves daily onto the pilings of the pier takes a toll.  The pilings aren’t clean and smooth and brownish-gray, they are weathered and alive with color.  Vibrant. The waves that crash in leave their mark on these weathered pilings and the marks tell a story.  The weathered look from the wind and waves and moss adds texture and beauty thatRead more

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for a children’s book “A Dog Needs a Bone” by Audrey Wood, a little girl who can’t yet read, and a therapy dog named Sky. That’s what I’m thankful for today. Because the combination of those three things brought joy to a little girl’s heart and helped her find a voice in telling a story. Am thinking the therapy dog wasn’t just there for the students. A teacher I know sure was touched as well. https://mithriluna.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/thankful-thursday-lessons-in-winter/Read more

Daily Prompt Challenge – Learning

I initially posted this in September,but couldn’t resist posting again because of today’s Daily Prompt Challenge – Learning Style. This little guy is definitely a kinesthetic learner…he learns by doing.. He was born with a natural curiosity. From the time he was a little boy, he was exploring, finding, observing, discovering, creating, and learning about his world. His curiosity propelled him to learn things by observing and interacting with his environment and he conquered woods and streams, oceans and backyards.Read more