Take the Time

Great end of the year thoughts. We all have a tendency to forget that some of our students really do like school and it’s their one safe haven. So take the time to say thank you to your students for a great year. For the good and bad. Great post Ms. Ripp thanks for the reminder.

For in the end it is not what we got done that matters, it is how we felt doing it. pernille ripp

There seems to be no greater rush in school then these last few precious days before we say goodbye, before our time is up.  I look at my own to-do list and wonder just how much will actually get to done.  The pressure of it all nips at my heels as I wonder whether my students could possibly speak a little bit faster as they deliver their end of year speeches.  Will we get through them all?  We have so much to do still.

Yet, as I listened today to a boy share his message of hope and forgiveness.  To another who shared the value of friendship.  To one who decided to challenge our racial beliefs, and one that made me cry (actually two did) because they stood up there and spoke their truth, I knew what I had forgotten.  To take the time.

To take the time to say…

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About rippie77

Science Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC.

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