My Friend Joy Kirr, 7th grade LA teacher from Illinois, wants to do it all — learn all the time and apply that learning in the classroom to inspire and encourage her students. Read what she says here:
Our Genius Hour: I want to do it all…:
I agree; I want my students to live learning… not just love learning, but “live learning.” It reminds me of a quote my students chose a few years ago as their motto:
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
This quote was attributed to Gandhi, but he did not actually say it; others have had similar views. (see here). Whoever started it, it is a great way to live. I want my students and my family to “live learning.”
So, I want to do it all…
I want to learn all I can to share with my students and family so that they may do the same, adding positive words and actions to our world, which is why I say, “Go boldly, and scatter seeds of kindness.”
I want my students and family to know about the people and things that have changed the world for the better, and to add to those resources so that they too may create to change the world to be better.
I want my students and family to share, to collaborate, to invite, to consider, and also to find time for the quiet reflection that helps put the world into perspective: Live and let live. I am small, but I can make a difference in the world around me.
I need to remind myself to take one step at a time, and to remember this:
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am not perfect, but I can live learning…
How about you? What do you want to do? And what do you want to remind yourself?
And thanks @JoyKirr for reminding me…
Note: this post will be cross-blogged at What Else 2 Learn, Ask What Else, Sheri42, and Pause2Play