Celebrate with Ruth Ayres @ ruth ayres writes …. because we need to celebrate moments in our lives every chance we get!
I wasn’t going to post for “Celebrate this week” – after all, the news of the week left little cause for celebration. Then…I thought of my students, and of the morning I spent learning from brilliant and passionate educators. In doing so, I realized that I had cause to celebrate, after all.
We began our Friday current events discussions this week, and my kids were both curious and fearless. They wanted to engage in the events of their world, to ask questions, to wonder. At the heart of all they asked was kindness. I celebrate that innate kindness, our work in all the learning we will do this year will lean on and draw from that kindness.
I spent most of today at my desk, glued to my laptop and The EdCollab Gathering. Chris Lehman opened with words that spoke right to my heart, and answered some of the questions my teacher self had been struggling with last week: how political can one be in these times, how political should one be in any times? And then Chris said this: “Say the things that you believe-hold on to your humanity even when it’s scary.” Yes. I celebrate the clarity of that truth.
And then, there were hours of learning at The Ed Collab Gathering following Chris’ remarks. How can I not celebrate a Saturday spent in the company of so many inspiring and dedicated educators? I thank my friend Fran McVeigh for putting it best: “A day w/
#TheEdCollabGathering is like 3 layer cake of many flavors.” I celebrate having a taste of this kind of cake!