Monday, November 9, 2015

The Best Part of My Day

Thank you to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Tara, Beth, Anna, Kathleen & Deb for this amazing platform to write and share writing! What a wonderful community you've created! I'm honored to be part of it. Join us at Two Writing Teachers.
I love getting inspired from other teachers. Recently, I read two blog posts that inspired me! 
The first is a post by Carrie Wisehart. I love her blog! There's so much there...I even love her About Me Page. Last week, she turned forty and blogged about a birthday gift that turned into a student challenge. The challenge is called #dollardifference. A friend gave her forty dollar bills and challenged her to do something creative. She passed the dollars onto her high school students and asked them to make a difference. WOW! I'm figuring out how to do that with my middle school students. Changing the world while teaching...what's better than that?!?!
This weekend, I came across this post by another Carrie...Carrie Baughcum. She blogs at Heck Awesome.  I love Carrie's positive attitude! She poses the question: How do I share when it's a tough year? When we, as teachers, spend time on social media we need to balance the honest with the positive. Carrie's solution is BRILLIANT! She calls it #TheBestPartOfMyDay. Each day she searches for the best part and then tweets it out with this hashtag. I joined in today!! I hope you'll join too. 
If you are looking for brilliant new blogs to add to your reading, I hope you stop by and read the life and times of Carrie Wisehart and Carrie Baughcum! When we tell our stories, we make each other better.

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