February 18, 2012
by Denise Krebs
After a tough week, it was good to consider Goal #5: Feed Yourself Inspiration for the #30 Goals Challenge 2012. Here are some of the thoughts that inspire me and keep me going as a teacher…
Why not? What fun is it in limiting our thoughts to only what we think is possible? Think the impossible!
I teach junior highers, and, because of their age, they don’t fully understand that education is “the golden door of freedom.” I try to help them become literate and educated because I know our democracy is at stake if they don’t.
My goal is to inspire students to be lifelong learners, not only so they can preserve our democracy, but so they can change the world.
We are hoping to become a 1:1 junior high next year. Every chance we get, we practice doing authentic work on the computers.
Angela Maiers is an important inspiration in my teaching. “You are a genius, and the world demands your contribution,” is my mantra, learned from Angela.
Another from Angela Maiers. #YouMatter–that’s what I want my students to know. It makes a difference when one believes this!
When I’m not the chief learner, I need to do a checkup and get back to learning.
I strive for excellence, but, at the same time I wait, fear and hope in God, my ultimate inspiration.
All images from my Flickr Photostream.