Being new at this, I have decided to add an inspirational quote to the bottom of my blog page. I had spent time trying to find writing prompts for each day, but this is doing just as much perhaps more for my thoughts. When I last checked it out the quote that appeared was:
"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation." - Pearl S. Buck
It made me smile, because at age 36 I still feel young (because I am of course but don't always feel it). I'm beginning to become more and more prudent as I begin to delve deeper into the school politics that have been emerging within the past few years. This quote reminds me that my prudence, though professionally essential in some aspects, shouldn't hinder my attempts at the "impossible." If I, if we, don't take those risks or reach that dissonance, success in our passions as teachers to provide the most for our students will fail. Hence our students will not be cultivated into the young that are willing to "attempt the impossible and achieve it." We're role models. Attempt the seemingly "impossible."