Monday, October 31, 2016

Teaching Tips #43

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #43
It’s Not About Us.
That is one of our core values.
That means in education we can’t have a bad day.  Now we certainly do have bad days.  But the key point as Mr. Zutz reminds us, is that you can’t let the kids know it.
This TED Talk by Amie Mullins shows us exactly why we can’t have a bad day.
I love the title of her talk: It’s Not Fair Having 12 Pairs of Legs.

Here is a young woman who is missing her legs below both knees.  Yet, she found a way to not only cope but to actually thrive.  She takes what any of us would think of as a terrible disadvantage into an advantage.
If she can turn that into a positive, what right do we have to complain or get down?

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