Reminders, Ideas, and Thoughts to Ponder...

Sleep in, eat something unhealthy, and enjoy your time off...

1. ONLY A PERSON WHO RISKS IS FREE   by Author Unknown

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach for another is to risk involvement.
To expose your ideas, your dreams,
before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To believe is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the
greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The people who risk nothing, do nothing,
have nothing, are nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change,
grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes they are slaves;
they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.

2. The PTA sponsored Holiday Shop is coming back to Ferguson December 8th - 12th.  Each class will be provided an opportunity to sign up to preview and the shop will be open from all day each of tehse days on the stage. More details to follow from PTA...

3. Take time to watch this video of an unsung hero. I hope it touches you as it touched me.  It caused me to reflect on the unsung heroes in our building who not only touch the lives of our students but also make an effort to touch the lives of those they work alongside daily. We are thankful for our unsung heroes here at Ferguson. 

4. As a reminder of upcoming assessments when we return, please click here to review previous email sent by Jennifer.

5. Do you want to ensure "deep learning" in your classroom? Check this article out! It reminds us of the 6 rules to break to help ensure deeper learning. 

6. Hmmm...

- When you remove the veil of disability, you can see the learner."- Barbara Bray

- "When the teacher is directing the learning, the teacher tends to be the hardest working person in the classroom."- Bray and McClaskey

- " How do we create a school culture in which being a learner is more valuable than being a student?"

- "I am not a teacher, but an awakener."- Robert Frost

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Comment Stream

3 years ago

Wow, these are always so touching, and hit home in one way or another. :)

3 years ago

The rules for educators in the 20th century are true eye openers.

3 years ago

All right! You made me cry with the video!

3 years ago

Agree with Jane on the video! Wow!