Were these students’ lives enough? How high does the number need to get before our leaders will act? I don’t know, but posting on IG is not an enough. Follow @5calls @everytown @momsdemand @sandyhookpromise @resistbot for ideas on how to act.
This has given me so much joy this year! When I originally saw @teaching3rdwithmrg’s post of his #classroombookaday display, I knew that when I went back in the classroom, this would be my number one goal. Reading a book a day with my students has had an incredible impact on their reading ability, engagement, and interest. You cannot love to read if you never have time to read! Last summer I saw a post where someone said people should be able to tell what is most important to you as a teacher when they walk in your room. That stuck with me. When I took over this class in November, this is the first thing I did. (Organize my classroom library was my second.) The act of reading is what made an impact on my students. This display makes us happy. If the display stresses you out, SKIP IT. This brings me joy and makes it very visible what matters most in room 304. The tutorial is in my highlights if you’re interested in my quick photo how to. #sorryforthesermon #loveourbookaday #iteachthird #teachersofinstagram
We are going to brunch Sunday and skipping church. It’s just too fresh. These words from Jen Hatmaker were perfect (as usual). #Repost @jenhatmaker ・・・ Dear People of the Church World, tomorrow is Mother's Day which for some folks is a lovely, happy day and for others it is a nightmare. As a friend and sister and daughter to people for whom motherhood only means loss, unfulfilled dreams, or bruised memories, may I say this: . If going to church on Mother's Day is simply an exercise in holding in your tears until you can unleash them in the car on the way out of the parking lot, just stay home tomorrow. It's okay. You won't lose your salvation and the church won't fold. You aren't the only one that has to white knuckle through the traditional Mother's Day sermon, because it leaves you out of a story you deeply wish you were a part of...or you miss being a part of. . Go to brunch with people you love. Shop at your favorite book store. Take a walk on the prettiest stretch in town. Watch your favorite movie. Be kind and nurturing to your own self. Send a text to some of the mothers in your life you admire; generosity out of pain is a special brand of healing work. . The rest of us: think through the people in your life that might benefit from a short moment of acknowledgement tomorrow. A few years ago, I sent a long email to five of my closest girlfriends on Mother's Day, all of whom lost their moms at really young ages. I told them how proud their mothers would be if they could see them today and what beautiful legacies they were carrying on. I affirmed their pain and reminded them it was okay to still be sad all these years later. . You are deeply loved and seen. You are valuable and a gift to this world, even if motherhood is a painful space. Be so kind to yourself tomorrow, beloveds.
I’ll take that and a giant pile of books for my classroom library! From @pernillesripp #teachersofinstagram #whatwereallywant
Not a birthday I was looking forward to so soon after losing my mom. This guy made it one to treasure by arranging a surprise dinner with some precious friends. Feeling super lucky tonight.
This book. 😍😍😍 I love that Maribeth Boelts’ books have a good ending but not an everything is tied up perfectly in a bow ending. Life’s not that perfect and our stories shouldn’t always be either. #classroombookaday #teachersofinstagram