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Why Edify Weekly Report
Hello Friends. Here are some things I thought were worth sharing this week.
- I figured out how to add Emoji to my posts. That had me wondering where do Emoji come from.
- Educators discuss how to teach the truth in divisive times.
- These last two years in the classroom have been challenging to say the least. I often wonder if I would make it through my first year if I were starting my career now. I do know that a good mentor would have a lot to do with my success.
- I'm firing up my Forces and Motion unit. Here are some resources.
- Wake up the Spheros.
My Favorite Things This Week
- It’s my youngest daughter’s birthday week. We had a before-school birthday breakfast to celebrate at Perkins. It was our first breakfast out together since the start of the pandemic. #gratitude #makeupforlosttime
- My wife and kids bought me an animatronic Baby Yoda (Grogu The Child)* for my birthday a year ago. Activating "The Child" as we study forces and Newton's Laws brings me joy.
- Although I love having my kids participate in sports it was nice to have a week off. No sports + No rides = More time together at home.
- I learned how to use Airtable to create a database and share it. It’s now the free gift I offer to subscribers. Use the button below this post to subscribe and I’ll share it with you. Once I got the hang of it I realized how awesome it was.
Quote I’m Pondering
"You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway"- Steven Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free*
That's one thing the pandemic has taught us. Control is an illusion. We can work to control our responses, however. I'd rate myself a "2" on this target. but I'm all in on embracing a growth mindset.
Thank you to all teachers and lifelong learners. Education makes the world a better place.
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