What if everyone strived to be better tomorrow than they are today?
What if all kids had a loving family?
What if all schools and all families partnered together to help kids?
What if people stopped making excuses?
What if all families read to their kids?
What if educational systems could be proactive instead of reactive?
What if our government put education as a priority?
What if we all had fewer families in our schools living in crisis/poverty?
What if so many kids didn't grow up in split households?
What if diversity was embraced by everyone?
What if people didn't gossip?
What if more people were willing to step out of their comfort zone?
What if everyone took time each day to be thankful?
What if all people were kinder than necessary?
What if "your word" was your most important possession?
What if we stopped giving participation ribbons?
What if our main goal was to teach students how to learn?
What if people didn't take disagreements personal?
What if gifted students had the same supports as struggling students?
I assume some people will read my list of What If's and call me a dreamer. For me, I'm good with that. I strive to improve every day and I do this through learning, reflecting and experiencing. I compiled the above What If's over the course of last week. At one point I counted 36 "What If's," then I decided to narrow. My final count is...19. If you could add just one to my list, what would #20 be?
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, November 17th: 4-5pm Lego Club
Monday, November 17th: Happy Bday to Chris Kline
Monday, November 17th: 3:45 String Team
Tuesday, November 18th: 1st Grade to Safetyville
Tuesday, November 18th: 4-5pm Minecraft Club
Wednesday, November 19th: Grades K-2 Assembly 8:45
Wednesday, November 19th: 3pm Writing Share with Brad Wilson (In Mrs. Brugger's classroom)
Wednesday, November 19th: 3-4pm Board Game Club
Wednesday, November 19th: 3:45 String Team
Thursday, November 20th: CP Federal Credit Union in the PM
Thursday, November 20th: 4-5pm Minecraft Club
Thursday, November 20th: School Board Meeting 6:30pm
Sunday, November 23rd: Happy Bday to Suzanne Gibbs
Articles Worth Reading:
Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids? @HuffingtonPost
It's the Poverty, Stupid @HuffingtonPost
8 Things You Should Never Feed To Dogs and Cats @alternet
There is always something good @pernilleripp
5 Ways to Make Your Classroom Fun (not chaotic) @Angela_Watson
I've Been Doing This For The Past 13 Years... @justintarte
When you say, #GeniusHour "isn't enough"...You're missing the point @ajjuliani
Roots and Wings @Jeff_Zoul
9 Tips for Smarter Teaching with YouTube @TeachThought
The 10 Most Important Questions You Can Ask Yourself Today @marcandangel
Videos Worth Watching:
All about sharing... (3 min)
School should take place in the Real World (16 min)
Ellen goes to Target...this is awesome! (3 min)