Life has been so incredibly crazy recently that I’ve barely realized that I leave on Sunday for Lisbon! I’m so excited for a break and a chance to explore, but am now scrambling for ideas of what I need to do. Anyone know anything about Lisbon or Portugal? Sites, restaurants, things to do??
I survived parent conferences!!
18 in a day and a half. Some incredibly tough; some lovely. It worked out to be about 11 hours of me talking.
I feel like I could run a marathon or scale Mt. Everest right now. But first, I need to sleep all weekend.
Those top two are in Prague! And I suddenly had a rush of nostalgia when I saw them. Oh, how I love that city.
I am escaping recent major stresses by taking myself to a fun theater evening.
Liz Lemon gets how I feel that it is Friday.
The problem with teachable moments is that the person being taught has to give enough of a damn to want to learn.
Part of the challenge of teaching is accepting that a student isn’t ready to learn something I want to teach them. The lesson could be academic or social; reasons against it could be developmental or straight-out refusal. But it all comes down to: people will not learn unless they are open to learning.
My life has become trying to sleep, not sleeping, and getting up to make to-do lists instead.
Despite the remaining snow in the picture, today had such wonderful hints of spring. Or if not even spring, the fact that there is a light at the end of this winter tunnel.
I celebrated by claiming a bench in Washington Square Park for an hour, taking the book I am currently obsessed with, and soaking up as much vitamin d as possible.