Look and Listen Closer

We have had quite a bit of cool weather and rain. The quasi-winter weather has been a welcome reprieve from years of drought. 

With so much going on in the world, I've never felt more confident in my choice to be an educator. I never would have thought I'd find this path when I was in school, but perhaps that's because I wanted to learn more than what was being taught in schools back then. These days, kids are free to learn so much more. It's great to share the experience of reading and responding with kids that are eager to get out in the world and make a difference. 

With so many important changes going on, from my neighborhood to international politics, I feel like I ought to have more to say, something intelligent to offer to the ongoing conversation that so many are having. Yet, I feel more strongly that it's time to listen, and to listen very carefully, respectfully.