At times in life, we all kind find it difficult to find the positive or a good laugh. Some of the news from the past few weeks, while celebratory with regard to our student-involved conferences, was sad if not tragic. Whether it was far from home in Brussels or close to home affecting the families of our colleagues, the news was not good. It is times like these, when bad things happen in 3s, 4s or even 5s, that we must have faith that we can bounce back, find the resilience necessary and be happy. I find myself thinking of the first part of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on success, “to laugh often and much…” Let’s have at it! Take a look at the video below called “Said No Teacher Ever.” Think about which vignette that a teacher has never said resonated with you the most?
And, if that’s not enough of a laugh, chuckle or guffaw, check out an episode from “Kid Snippets” that our math teachers may appreciate. It’s not inquiry-based learning; it’s spoon-fed learning! Let’s all remember the power of laughter!