As a teacher, I choose joy.
Joy is the heart of where learning takes place.
It’s why we read books of our own choosing each & everyday.
It’s why I celebrate each learner’s journey.
It’s why we slow down & talk.
It’s why I read & recommend stories all the time.
It’s why we go to the library & have one in our classroom.
It’s why I smile when I see students accomplishing more than they thought they could.
It’s why we write about things that matter to us.
It’s why I read books aloud to students, colleagues, family, & friends.
It’s why we laugh.
It’s why I teach.
Joy has lead me here, & I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.
Here’s to 2015.
Here’s to spreading joy.