“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” ~Charles Darwin
It’s not the weekend. It’s summer.
So I’m enjoying the fact that it kinda’ feels like the weekend.
This quote reminded me of many of the students from 2013-2014.
Seeing you step out of your comfort zones, try something new, express dreams and ideas through poetry — these were all steps toward making you braver.
These were all steps helping you become your authentic self.
Keep it up!
In case you are having a difficult time deciding what to do to celebrate
Teacher Appreciation Week.
Perhaps I should have called this video Dallas Yawns.
The final piece from April 14th’s Poetry Slam for Cans:
A few students (representing all who have worked at the food bank this year) were lucky enough to attend the Smyrna-Lavergne Food Bank’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner this week. It was a wonderful experience to be part of a room full of people dedicated to volunteering and serving the community — and such a treat to hear a testimony from some of the clients who benefit from the Food Bank’s services. We appreciate having the opportunity to help the organization and were grateful for the invitation.
It was a pleasure to attend with these outstanding students. I’m proud to know them and am enjoying watching them create ‘big lives’ for themselves.
“Thanks!” to Dallas for creating a compilation video of several students’ “Where I’m From” poems. Yes, it seems there are more bloopers than actual poetry. However, just as you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince, sometimes you have to record a lot of video….