Happy 75th Birthday Dad!March 10, 2014
Coming to Be–AwakenMarch 20, 2014
I continue to make weekly teaching mantra cards. Phrases that remind and inspire me to be a better teacher. Make every student your favorite came directly from my Peace Corps friend Jeff Dodson. It fits right in with Make every class you teach your favorite and Make every class you take your favorite. It’s such a great mindset. We can all find goodness, however small or large in everyone we meet. Some are easy. Some are more challenging.
It’s your ride evolved directly out of the morning spin classes I’ve been taking to get me through this never-ending winter. I keep fantasizing about my bicycle, and riding outdoors. Spinning is VERY different, yet does get me in the saddle. One of my teachers emphasizes It’s your ride–you can make it as hard or as easy as you would like. You can push yourself to work to exhaustion or take it easy. I see this as more of a life mantra than a teaching mantra. How am I going to ride through my life–how can I make a difference? How hard do I want to work? What’s important? It’s my ride…