Choosing Joy

Because it can't be contained in a box

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.