In my opinion, I am often rich as Crœsus, not in money, but (though it doesn’t happen every day) rich, because I have found in my work something to which I can devote myself heart and soul, and which gives inspiration and significance to life. Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo
This post is week 8 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators. The #8WeeksofSummer blogging challenge will stay with me. One takeaway is that I do better at blogging with a challenge. I’ve been blogging for close to ten years now, sometimes more regularly than others. Here is a little… Read more What Will I Keep?
This post is week 6 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators. How am I planning to implement change next school year? My BHAG of improving English language acquisition and literacy at my school will be implemented throughout the school year, beginning even today: I am taking two unexpected online… Read more Implementing our Plan
This post is week 5 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators. This week Penny asks, “What goal is so powerful that you are compelled to move toward, yet respectful of its immensity?” A big hairy audacious goal–the idea of BHAG, which was new to me today, is from Jim… Read more BHAG – My Big Hairy Audacious Goal
This post is week 4 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators. What are optimal conditions in which to learn, for you, and for students? What a great question. I have spent the last decade really grappling with this question, but not taking time to really try to come up… Read more Optimal Conditions for Learning