All day, I've been asking each of my students to make me lists of ideas I can blog about. I was reprimanded several times today by students because I had not posted anything since last Friday. Even though today was busy for me...approving topic after topic for research papers...the reason that I haven't blogged until now is not because I had so much to do. I haven't written anything until now, because I didn't have anything worthwhile to say.
But, wait for the right moment...and magic happens. Here I am, kids in bed, sitting alone in my living room, nothing on tv...so I turn on what has become one of my favorite movies of all time, Hemingway and Gellhorn. It's a docudrama that HBO aired about six months ago, I believe. It is a fraction of the life of Earnest Hemingway...his marriage to Martha Gellhorn, the only one of his four wives that left him.
As I was watching, I heard a line that I've never noticed before. One of the minor characters says, "maybe we all learn something...each day we acquire an education." So, I asked myself.....what did I learn today??
In this order.....this is what I learned today.....
I learned that my mornings would be a lot easier if I could learn to stop hitting the snooze button. I learned that I firmly believe Maxwell House makes the best K-cups, hands down. I learned that music Fridays in the English hallway have become music Mondays too...and I love that. :) I learned that selecting groups for the mass media project is not as difficult as I thought. I learned that, even though I have personal space issues with my students, sometimes, what someone really needs from me is a hug and a shoulder to cry on...and that is ok...even good. I learned that Papa Vito's makes an amazing pizza. I learned that people can surprise you, in a very good way. I learned that right now, some of my students are very stressed out about their grades, and they just need me to listen to them talk about it. I learned that sometimes, people can be actual monsters. I learned that, even when someone hurts you to the core, it is possible to rise above....and make things in your own life ok. I learned that a crazy, emotional day can be fixed with 20 minutes of good snuggle time with a 2 year old. I learned that if you wait long enough, you will figure out exactly what to write about. :)
So now, I ask you simply this......
What did you learn today????