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What was the best part of your week?

By Erika Owens on Mar 30, 2012 03:31 PM

We just finished a momentous week, and have spring break next week. Looking back, what was the best thing that happened to you in your classroom, at a meeting, on your commute, or in your increasingly limited downtime? Did you learn a new skill of particular interest or have a breakthrough with a student?

Today Kristen Graham has been tweeting from celebratory events at Stanton and Sheppard elementaries. So let's make some space to reflect on those positive moments, space that is important even in challenging times.

Thanks to Daniel Victor for this post idea.

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Comments (6)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 30, 2012 4:04 pm

Reading & Math PSSAs are finally done

Submitted by Allison Budschalow on March 30, 2012 8:13 pm

And what are you doing during your Spring Break?  For anyone who is looking to do more celebrating, reflecting or sharing of your thoughts on the events of the past few weeks or thus far in the school year, come to the Notebook's Happy Hour next Wednesday, April 4 from 4-6pm at the Dock Street Brewing Co. at 50th & Baltimore Ave. One FREE drink if you're a Notebook member!

Submitted by Sheppard Teacher (not verified) on March 30, 2012 11:24 pm

Our beautiful school and its deserving children have been given a reprieve.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on April 2, 2012 2:46 pm

Great idea for a thread! If we talk about the good things, maybe we'll have more of them.

My highlight: I was able to work with a student after school one day and help her understand some of the mathematical concepts that had been baffling her. These "Aha!" moments have become too rare lately, what with overcrowding, student behavioral and emotional issues, and the Evil PSSA. It was refreshing to be able to dedicate time and effort (even if it was after school) to teaching a student who actually wanted to learn. It was even more marvelous to see the excitement in her eyes once she realized that math really wasn't all that difficult. This is why I got into teaching in the first place.

Submitted by hallettfan (not verified) on April 2, 2012 3:29 pm

I made the official decision to retire in June. A huge weight off my heart and mind. God bless those who remain.

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