I had the most fascinating conversation this morning with a young writer:
Child: “Life is like a movie, Mrs. Van.
Me: How so?
Child: “Well, you have a beginning when you’re born and all, you grow up, and then have to do important things.”
Me: What important things do you hope to do?
Child: Well, I’m working on it you see, because I haven’t written my ending just yet.” 🙂
I believe it was one of the Muppets who noted, “Life is like a movie; write your own ending.” Extraordinary conversations with learners (like this one) challenge us everyday to provide the most engaging, meaningful learning experiences we possibly can to ensure our learners have the tools they need to write their personal best “life movie” possible.
As we get geared up to complete the required state assessments, the message to our learners is simple: Do your personal best no matter what! Regardless of what the state tells us, it’s really about personal growth–in class and in life. Here’s hoping we all roll that beautiful life footage everyday. 🙂