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....


  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!

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

  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.

  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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