Faithful readers I must say the years just keep going by faster and faster. From spring break to end of the year banquets, then on to fireworks sales and fairs in sunny California the year has flown by and looking back I have a few reminders.
- Live each moment to the fullest
- Enjoy your students - remember this job is a gift
- Stay organized - this may keep you sane
- Find the balance between work, family and time for yourself
I was recently at a teachers conference where I heard a guest speaker remind us that we have the power to teach our students about manners, responsibility and service. We must do this in our daily classes. He reminded us that students are taught these things in kindergarden and elementary grades and then we move on to standards and testing and leave these basic concepts behind. This year I am going to challenge myself to create an environment where students are constantly reminded of the ideals that make us successfull, well-rounded, GOOD human beings. I challenge you to do the same, before society gets to overrun with cell phones, ipods and a complete lack of one on one communication.
Remind students - everything in life is about choices. Good choices, bad choices and THEIR choices. Everything comes down to a choice.
Happy blogging and good luck in whatever your future holds.
Buena Park High School