friday 5


I'm so unusual!

  1. When did you most recently have a change of heart? I was going to bail on an invitation but went and had a great time
  2. In the coming months, what’s most likely to keep you up all through the night? reading
  3. When you gonna live your life right? when I'm on vacation in 6½ days
  4. Do you wanna go out with a lion’s roar? nope
  5. When did you recently decide something wasn’t perfect but was good enough? this school year--I struggled because I knew I wasn't doing my best teaching but under the circumstances, I made connections with my students and that's going to be good enough


Kim said...

Love your answers!!

The Gal Herself said...

#5 -- I know this isn't apples to apples, but I'm going to give it a shot: You taught these kids during a historic time and they will remember you and this time for all their lives because it was extraordinary. I was in school during Watergate. Mr. Abrahamson was my American history teacher. He changed the lesson plan from WWII to current affairs because we were witnessing American history. Because Watergate was so polarizing, a lot of parents complained. (My dad bitched about it from his recliner but never called the school. Whenever he brought it up, I asked him why he didn't talk to my teacher or the school board and he just changed the subject.) During Bill Clinton's impeachment, I was shocked by how much of the process I recalled from that class, decades before. But even more than the facts, I remember the milieu. Mr. Abrahamson made me aware that I was living through historic times. This pandemic was historic. You are forever part of their memories. The way you carried yourself, the attitude you conveyed, is as important as what you taught because that will be remembered, too. BTW, Mr. Abrahamson always wore khakis. Different shirts, but always khakis. So it's a good thing you put so much care into your blouses and accessories because, with Zoom, they'll remember that, too. :)

Kimberly @ kimberussell.com said...

I've seen firsthand the struggles that teachers had this year and this year good enough is actually amazing. Thank you for what you do.

onebadscrivener said...

Happy summer break!

Connecting with your students is far greater (and will be remembered by them for far longer) than any content you teach. I know; I'm not sure I'm happy with this either! But it's true. You did great!

#1 happens to me all the time.