My husband and I rented the documentary "Waiting for Superman" last night. It's about the American public education system and how it is failing our nation's children. It's about how our students our not meeting the science and math scores of other students in other countries.
But beyond that, it's about how we as teachers can inspire students to succeed.
Even if you aren't a teacher, it's a great documentary to see!
If you are a teacher, this is perfect to watch right before the school year begins!
By the end of it, I was crying, and my husband was giving me the best pep talk I've had in preparation for this school year. I love having him right next to me to encourage me!
Last night I realized that all this time I'm putting in to prep for school is totally worth it.
The little DIY projects I do to make my classroom more welcome is worth it.
The effort of going beyond just a worksheet to engage my students is worth it.
Spending time trying to make that 1st day of school run as smooth as possible is completely worth it.
When something doesn't go right, and I spend half a day trying to fix a problem...it's worth it.
20 more days til the 1st day of school. I may be chaotically organized at the moment, but I'm totally pumped to get this thing started!
Teacher friends that have read my blog---thank you so much for cheering me on. Your advice and encouragement has helped me to keep truckin' along!
You all just rock, period! Let's do this :)