Rising above the ordinary
So... I sat down to write a post of my teaching philosophy for an upcoming staff meeting. We are developing our school vision and the phrase that has come to the top so far is "Rising above the ordinary". A google search on that brought up this great poem from SYL65
We must bear the treasure of sacred trust
And believe we have found something profound
Unlike the experiences of past ghosts
We have stepped out of the ordinary
To build with soft hands and open hearts
The world can be crazy sometimes
I believe though, we are strong enough
To not get caught up and tossed about
Love and hope will be our anchor
Together, we can make it through anything
Phew! This speaks volumes.
So then I got distracted by this trending video on youtube
It is only 1 minute 18 seconds long. Just do it.
Which reminded about a favourite of mine. Stop It
Which has pleasantly filled in a 20 minute distraction from the task at hand which was to write my teaching philosophy in one paragraph.
Now that I have got that far I think I will come back to it.