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Showing posts from October, 2014

Two Months Into a New School Year

We are about two months into a new school year, and so much has already happened.  Our school, Rundle College, is always abuzz with activity.  Students get involved, teachers get involved - EVERYONE is involved here.  We are a true community, and it is amazing to be a part of it.

A while back I ran across a blog post that I sent out to my colleagues because it truly struck a chord with me.  I knew it would hit home with my colleagues as well.  It did.  I ran across that same blog post today, as a friend of mine on Facebook shared it.  It is a post by C. Mielke about caring for students and why we do what we do as teachers.  He says,"As long as you are in my life, I am not going to let quitting be easy for you.  I am going to challenge you, confront you, push you, and coach you.  You can whine.  You can throw a tantrum.  You can shout and swear and stomp and cry.  And the next day, guess what?  I will be here waiting — smiling and patient — to give you a fresh start.  Because you …