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Thanks-vember 13

13 Nov

I don’t want to write tonight. I want to go to bed. I went to school, came home, planned two lessons, ran to the library, went to a rehearsal because two months ago agreeing to stage manage a Christmas show sounded like a great idea, came home, finished planning the lessons, and now I just want to sleep.

But I set myself a goal. To write one thing a day that I am thankful for. To blog, every day. Because the one thing that makes a person a writer is to write. I don’t care if anyone reads this (but I’m always happy when people do!), and I don’t care if I never become a famous writer (though I wouldn’t turn it down). What makes me a writer is the fact that I write.

That’s an important thing to teach our students. Writers write. Mathematicians do math. Artists create. Scientists experiment. No one says you have to be the best. No one says you have to do it perfectly. As long as you do it, that is what matters.

So I’m thankful today for the fact that I am a teacher. I teach. I may not be done with my program yet, I may still have a lot to learn, but today I got to teach. I worked with a first grader in reading, and a group of 3rd graders in math, and I taught. And I am so thankful for that opportunity.

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