wasting time so I don't have to do the dishes reflecting on life, like the philosophical person I am, Bahahahaha <sorry, but me philosophical? not even if I tried>
thinking what I really want for my two incredible children in the future, Do I want them to be rich? World Travelers? Live in the Rainforest? Be married? Have kids? Backpack Europe? Live with me forever and ever? I would have to say I want success & happiness! However, success means different things to different people. To some people success means to be rich, filthy rich, Donald Trump rich. To me success means making an positive impact on society, on our world! I want my children to impact the world in such a way that they have made a difference in someone's (or more than one person's) life. Having that success with fill them with happiness.
Although a little money wouldn't hurt so they can take care of me ;)
As a teacher I want the same for my students, to not only excel academically but to make a positive impact on the world! I am making an extra effort this year to include Character Education in my teaching. I have been inspired by my friend Barbara Gruener and her book, What's Under Your Cape? Barbara was a former teacher for many years and now is now a counselor and character coach in an elementary school here in Texas. You can learn more about the brilliant Barbara and her work on her blog, The Corner on Character. The tagline on her blog is "Connecting to make a World of Difference".... yup, just what I want my kids (the ones I birthed and my students) to achieve!
What's Under Your Cape? is a must read for any and all educators! It's not only inspiring but it "shows not tells" how we can create SUPER HEROES in our classrooms. Some of my blogging buddies and I are participating in a book study on this fabulous book! I would love for you to join us as we share our reflections through the next couple of weeks. It's a short, easy read so it will be easy for you to catch up as the book study starts tomorrow. You can buy your copy on Barbara's blog or at Amazon (just click on the pic below). You can also win a copy from the intro post listed below the agenda!
You can start with the intro post on Curls and a Smile. It's written by my Fabulously Flawless Friend, Lynda who is also a 4th grade teacher in Texas.