Happy 2020! Wow! January is always a time of reflecting on last year, while setting goals for the new year. For me, I look at triumphs and trials because in the classroom you experience both. In fact, you can count on this happening almost every single day. Sometimes, even moment to moment things happen that make you feel like a teaching rockstar and then other things happen that make you feel like a teaching newbie. Either way, there’s always something to be thankful for. You learn from both, and that is one of the beauties of teaching! So my nugget from the bucket today is:
Celebrate the triumphs no matter how small, and embrace the trials because there are lessons from them all!
We are pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed! (2 Corin:4:9)