“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”—Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie (via forestofvoices)
Free web-based program to send updates to parents and students via text message. They subscribe online and you don’t ever have to know their phone numbers and they never have to know yours. Great way to keep kids updated.
It saddens me that there are more negative articles out there about teachers rather than positives ones that shine on a light on all the sacrifices teachers make to help better the life of their students.
I am so anxious to find out about my student teaching placement. What kind of host teacher will I have? What grade will I be teaching? How far is the school from where I live? All of these questions have been roaming around in my brain and it is all I can think about this summer. I wish they would tell us sooner, but we only find out a couple of weeks before school starts. Exciting times ahead!
“You can’t achieve the broader goals of making people into readers, making people love ideas, love conversation, love knowledge, want to get good at things, if you don’t make school a place where kids want to be.”—