Ms. Jenny She posted a video on her blog about a little boy who was walking down a beach, throwing starfish back into the ocean. A man approached him and asked him why would he do that, he couldn't possibly make a difference. The little boy pointed out that he did make a difference to the ones he threw back. Ms. She used this as an example of why we should never give up on our students. If a teacher can make a difference in one student's life then the teacher has succeeded. I have seen how defeated teachers can feel sometimes. It is easy to do when you have a hectic class and your list of things to do is too long and maybe you have a parent on your case or administration is pressuring you for paperwork. It is easy to feel like you don't make a difference. The video that was posted was very encouraging and uplifting.
Ms. She's second post was a fun one, motivated by her desire to purchase an Ipad2! The video is hilarious and I have chosen to share it with you guys as well. I told her that a discussion of the Ipad 2 took place in our lab just days ago. Apple technology is truly amazing. I also asked her if she planned on using her Ipad for classroom use.