Saturday, March 14, 2020

Lessons Learned

I have learned a lot of things in the last 48 hours.  I am sure that we all have learned tons either from firsthand experience, social media or through our wonderful community of slicers.  I thought I would share some of my lessons...once a teacher, always a teacher :)


  • Life can change in the blink of an eye.
  • Plans, specifically lesson plans, are meant to be changed.  The adage about the best-laid plans is certainly true! 
  • Educators are amazingly resilient.
  • You are never too old to learn something new.
  • Students need routines and if the routines change they need to know how that will affect them. 
  • Parents are really supportive people and just want what is best for their kids.
  • My teammates are a wonderful, brilliant group of women. I am so proud to be on my team. 
  • Laughter is the best medicine....take time to laugh today, you will feel a million times better.
  • Teenagers and young adults still need to be reassured just like young teachers need. 
  • There is nothing quite like 10-year-old girls showing you their softball cheers in the middle of the hall. 
  • Recess is good for students and teachers.
  • Your favorite dinner with your family will cure what ails you. 
  • People hoard toilet paper! I mean seriously there is not a single roll near me!
  • 20 seconds seems like forever when you are washing your hands.
  • Hearing 5th graders sing the ABC's while washing their hands is quite entertaining!
  • Kindness matters
I can't wait to see what we all learn in the coming days....

5 comments:

  1. Oh yes, what's with the toilet paper, I keep hearing about it and it's ridiculous... it would not be the first item people would hoard here! I like your list of varied things, especially singing the ABCs!

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  2. I have learned many of the same things. Thanks for focusing on the positives when the world seems so topsy-turvy.

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  3. This is a wonderful slice! There is so much to be thankful for! I appreciate you and your perspective to keep our eyes set on the good in the moment. Well, except the toilet paper issue. haha.

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  4. Your list is expressive of the transition so many teachers and families are experiencing this week. I found myself rereading it and wanting to put items in subcategories. The whole package is full of gratitude with a touch of humor.

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