First I must say that I was satisfied with the Administrative Conference which occurred last week. I always go with the hope of bringing something back that will be useful. I came back with a reguvinated (spelling) attitude. Like I’ve said many times before – It is soo much easier to see negatives in things than positives, and this conference brightened up many posititves that are occuring in our nations schools…including our own. We are succeeding in our schools…to the point that we lead the world in many key characteristics. I was excited to hear somebody else say that we are over testing our students, and that a school cannot be measured by just looking at test scores. I could go on and on about the conference but I will leave it at that. We are doing a great job in our schools, and educators across the State should be proud of themselves.
Second thing on my mind is how much we all make a difference in this world. You may not know it but you do make a difference. Things you say, things you do….somebody is watching you….and somebody admires you. I absolutely love running into old students. I say old…loosley as it hasn’t been that long since I’ve been in the classroom, but there is no better feeling then when a past student approaches you and thanks you for something you said, or did. Things that are easily forgetten by me, but forever remembered by someone else. These moments are the best moments. You hear this all the time, but it is definatley true. You may not know this, but you have touched somebodys life in a way that you will never know.
I challenge you to start a conversation with somebody you don’t know this week. I can’t believe that I’m saying this…as I’ve always been the shy guy…to the point where people could probably precieve me as stuck up…but I’m not that (more insecure than anything). But even saying hi to someone you don’t know may bring a big positive to them. You never know how powerful your words and actions are.
And finnally speaking of positive. We have seen Facebook explode. Pinterest is now doing the same. Blogging has become more and more popular. I’m thinking I should start a PLOG site. This would be a blog, but only positive comments are aloud…hence the P instead of the B. This would be a site that only comments allowed to you are postive ones. Everybody has a page and people have access to write on there page…but only uplifting messages come through. People could even write PLOGS and become PLOGGERS. I wish I was techy enough to get such a page started. To my tech friends….give me a call.
In any event. I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.