I have a very rewarding job. I also have a very challenging job. Because of this, I am borrowing a tradition from a dear friend of mine, Mary Lou (@mlz123). She had her boys share a "rose" and a "thorn" about the day each night at the dinner table. I love this idea and want to apply it to my week...
A teacher called me into her room and asked about a web 2.0 tool that wouldn't work on the Chromebooks. When I gave her an alternative, she said, "I knew you'd know what to do." That's pretty nice that they can count on me for advice, help, suggestions... :)
Another teacher told me about some students who were 'never going to have what it takes' to pass the STAAR test. Wow. I was nearly moved to tears thinking, "What if that was Jake or Cooper (my boys) she was talking about?" As educators, I think we need to always remember who our customers are - KIDS...ALL of them!
What was YOUR rose and thorn from this week?