Random thoughts enter my brain and I follow those instead. One hour spent adding children’s books with non-traditional gender roles to my Amazon wish list, 30 minutes spent looking for new fun landforms games that don’t involve play dough, 30 minutes cleaning the math center, 15 sharpening pencils.
Actual things I needed to do? 0 mins spent writing the reading test, writing next weeks plans, making copies of the math test, or grading.
One of the best feelings is knowing that you’re wanted. Knowing that someone wants to talk to you, wants to know how you’re doing, wants to se you. Whether they pick up the phone to send you a quick text or stop by your house to catch up, someone or something reminded them of you specifically. It just feels really nice to know that you’ve been on someone’s mind and that they care enough to let you know that.
BILL WATTERSON ‘A cartoonist’s advice’
Yes complement, not compliment. A person who accentuates your true personality, who adds fuel to your fire. Someone who can help teach you things you could never learn on your own. The one who sparks your creativity and challenges you to do better and be better.