For the length of 2014 I wrote a daily gratitude on an index card and hung it on my wall. It was a way to remind myself of the many blessings I encountered everyday. On December 31, 2014 I read through every single one of those 365 index cards and reflected on my year, my struggles, my triumphs, and my incredible community.
The process was so beneficial for me that I decided to continue it for 2015 and spice it up a bit. Since the beginning of my return to the classroom didn’t go as smoothly as I anticipated I decided that every day for the rest of this school year I’d tweet something I was grateful for in relation to my work as a teacher and learner. I started on our first day back, January 5, 2015 and kept it up throughout the month. A few of my highlights are below but you can check out the entire feed on my Twitter page @GenevieveDeBose. I think I tagged most of them with #bk2thept (the hashtag shortened version of my blog title “Back to the Point”) so you can follow that too.
Teachers, when days are tough or lessons don’t go quite as you planned how do you stay grounded in the beauty and importance of your work? Please share in the comments section below and know that I’m grateful for your thoughts.