Posts tagged inspiration
Posts tagged inspiration
"Time and failure are part of achieving your goals." If more people knew that!!! #smartthingskidssay #grit #studentquotes #inspiration
Here are the homescreens and lock screens I’m using for January created with Pimp My screen. Just touch the pics and save them to your ipad and then you can use them. I hope they are high res enough, if not, let me know and I’ll try to upload from my computer.
You are what you think so intentionally consider what you want to think. Also, if you use an app to make a screen, notice where I put the emphasis word - I want it to show up when I’m in my folders and front and center when I’m switching apps. This way, my word of the month is always in front of me.
Hope you have fun and enjoy. You can be epic but it doesn’t happen by accident.
Each month I use Pimp My Screen to focus on the character trait of the month. This is one way I work to be a more epic person - we are what we think and consider how many times you look at your lock screen a day. I’ll share the full size copies of these if you want them in just a moment. Notice on the lock screen that I added something in the middle to mess with my students’ minds. The charging icon doesn’t change - but it just looks like that and I love it. (It also lets me know if they’ve picked up my ipad. ;-)
I am going to share these each month on Tumblr and Instagram if enough of you want to get a copy and I hope you’ll share yours. Beauty is something that we can create around us and our thoughts are powerful rudders which determine the direction of our lives so we should turn those rudders with intention.
A pinterest board to inspire educators of the best of quotes and inspiration. We become what we think so fill your mind with great thoughts. This is a wonderful board to follow from Edutopia.
(via Be Inspired.)
I’m writing right now with my feet propped up. I read that people are more creative in the recliner. I’ve found that when I write in the recliner that my posts tend to do better.
This weekend I wrote Questioning Rigor and it has gotten a powerful response since I posted it a few hours a go.
I am just wondering because if my best blog posts – the most “epic” (if you could call them that) – the ones that resonate the most with others – were all written when I was in a nontraditional position then maybe I’m limiting my students if they have to blog sitting up.
For me, I think that when I’m writing in the recliner, I’m choosing to write in my free time. I relax and let it flow.
When I’m at my desk, I’m there to work and I think I’m inherently wondering when I’ll get done.
I write because I’m called to write and because I love it. But I’m thinking that there is some truth to creativity and a change in position.
As I look for new chairs and seating in my classroom this fall, I’m just thinking and wondering about other positions. If my students are always writing while in the up and down chair are we missing out on what they can really say?
Just wondering and thinking out loud. I’ll be interested to see with what others think. I’m just looking at my top 10 posts over on my main Cool Cat Teacher Blog and realize that they were mostly written as I reclined and it makes me think. Maybe getting kids to write is as close as letting them sit on the floor or kick back.
Sometimes there are secluded spots I could sit in forever. I store these moments in my heart so I can visualize them when storms come.
Teachers need these quiet places in their heart just to make it some times. If you are lucky enough to find even one such moment in your summer. Drink it in. Feel it. Close your eyes and picture it in your mind- open your eyes and compare. Literally hold that thought.
I read once that your mind cannot tell the difference in visualizing and being there. You have the chance to carry a vacation with you.
When everything is going wrong, you’ll need this place. This place in your mind where you can think, dream, and be human again.
No, I am not crazy. I am an 11 year teacher sharing a visualization technique that has literally helped me recoup center and make it through some tough days.
I just came across another such place this morning and thought it might help some of you.
As a teacher, we anticipate storms and struggles - we don’t avoid them because we can’t. It is the high burnout, noble job we do. We must be smart about staying centered.
Teacher, you rock. I cherish you and your role in society dearly and love you as one of you. Thanks for taking to to read what I write. I am actually at this spot because enough of you have read my work over the years. It makes all the 4:45 am times worth it.
Now, to close my eyes. When I open them, I’ll likely be back at my desk, so I want this moment to last.
Said today by one of my students from this year, who I’m tutoring a bit before she begins college in August.
I guess I’m doing SOMETHING right here, you guys.(via desolatefield)
Another heroic teacher!