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And, The Well Was Dry: Morning Minutes, May 6, 2016

Went to the inspiration well this morning, and despite lowering the bucket repeatedly into its depths, it came up dry every time. Sorry. Probably won’t be the last time it happens. On the bright side, you won’t have to read a windy post this morning. I’ll be back at it on Monday.

On another note, since it is the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week, I’d like to give a shout out to all my fellow teachers out there, past and present, who have stood and continue to stand by my side, both lifting me and grounding me, sticking with me–even though I am less-than easy at times. I can barely put up with me. Don’t know how you do it, but you do it, and that has meant and will always mean the world to me. Thank you earnestly for helping me grow. Of course next year, I will need you more than ever.

On still another note, I am proud and pleased to announce that Ms. Madeline Alderete, my student teacher from last fall, will be officially joining the CHS LA Dept. next year on a full-time, continuing contract. Yay, you, Maddie.! So proud of you kiddo.

Happy Friday, all. Have a glorious weekend. Sorry for the empty bucket this morning.


3 Replies to “And, The Well Was Dry: Morning Minutes, May 6, 2016”

  • Mr Sy,
    As this week of teacher appreciation draws to a close, I felt I couldn’t, with good conscious, not send some form of message to you. Coming into this year, all I saw school as was a game. A game that I played very well, but one that didn’t really mean anything to me. As a young child, learning was my greatest passion and my favorite pastime. However, the education system in place in our nation has, in part, taken away that gift of love for learning from me. School has become about having an A at the end of the year. As the year has gone on though, you have begun to re-instate that curiosity and love for learning in me. By making me consider the true value of school and what I should truly be getting out of it, you have helped me shed the tunnel vision I’ve had regarding school. At first I was resentful of your class next year, for I felt cheated that I would not benefit form your ‘giving A’s’. Then I realized that by discussing your reasoning behind this crazy experiment, you indirectly made me think about how I perceive school and what it really means to me. You’ve helped me begin strive for education again, not for a letter on a piece of paper. You’ve helped me start to love to learn again. So thank you for this Sy. Thank you for giving me one of the greatest gifts I have ever received.
    – Anya

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