Welcome to Positive Thinking Thursday! I'm glad you are here. I hope you will visit Mrs. Laffin's Laughings to see many positive thoughts from the teacher blogosphere! Everyone is welcome here.
As we settle into the school year, we need to be reminded of our passions. It's easy to get into a comfortable routine. My passion in my teaching career is two-fold. I love my students and I love innovation. But how do I combine the two to stay fresh and unique each day? That's the question I attempt to tackle before every class meeting.
During a conversation I had with Noam Chomsky he mentioned that "...you're supposed to challenge. Come up with new ideas. [And] go in new directions" in regard to education. This thought really stuck with me over the years. I challenge both you and me to mesh our passions with creativity and innovation. Stay current in your content area and pedagogy. Try new things. Explore new routes for teaching.
As always, good luck and happy teaching Brownbaggers! I look forward to hearing (or seeing) your innovative ideas!