Sunday, September 09, 2012

Happy School Moments

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.

Many of the people who comment on my updates are also teachers. There is a wide range in ages they teach from elementary through college.

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.


Sue VanHattum said...

I'd like to 'friend' you, but I can't tell if you're one of the Jennifer Orr's that show up or not.

Jenny said...

Sue, your name is less common than mine so I sent you a friend request. It took me a little too long to realize that was the easiest solution!

Sue VanHattum said...

Thanks! (Your too long was pretty quick by my standards - under an hour.) Maybe your posts will remind me to put a daily 'grateful' up.