It may sound simple, but I think it is actually very powerful and has the potential to profoundly impact my day to day life. I know I do my best work when I feel inspired and am passionate about what I am working on.
Here are two things have recently inspired me -
Steal Like An Artist, 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon A short, fun to read book that helps you discover your creative side and build a more creative life.
A TED Talk by Candy Chang focused on using public spaces to connect with others and improve our lives.
My guess is that by allowing time for inspiration and passion to have a place in the classroom the learning of all will be elevated. I encourage you to take a minute to reflect. What inspires you? What inspires your students? I’d love to hear about it.
by Alyssa Gallagher, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
“Passion is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without passion.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson