Thanks to an inspirational friend I have been posting positive school moments on Facebook. It started back in the spring when testing season began and she needed to remind herself of the positive things happening in her classroom. I thought the idea was brilliant and could always use the nudge to focus on the great things happening. I think teachers often see the gaps, problems, needs, rather than strengths and successes because we are focused on improving things. We need to celebrate the wonders as well though.
A lot of folks who like these updates, on the other hand, are not teachers. It feels like a small way to promote the good in public education. I don't know if that is really happening but I like to think so.