I'm barely getting my post up on time, after a busy day of work - my one very-full work day during vacation (please do not judge me harshly).
Morning high: Finding out two of my grad students are choosing the "Sketchnoting" option for a project, sharing their learning via a visual representation of "what's interesting, what's important"... which is a push for me to include more opportunities to learn and practice sketchnoting and other visual/artistic learning modalities in my class.
Lunch time high: College admission news for my son, which he casually shared, which means I had to have an equally casual reaction: "Oh, that's great news, right?" "Yeah, I guess so." "Do you want to talk about it more?" "Not now, but can you make me a sandwich please, so I can finish this work?" (sandwich made, with love)
Afternoon high #1: A reconnection with a former classroom teacher, now a teacher-of-teachers extraordinaire, getting to talk about professional learning. Her smarts, grace and positivity make her such a gifted educator and helped me feel pushed to know & do better. (Also creating a push for me, to consider putting "show notes" into these mini interviews I'm doing with professional learning experts!)
Afternoon high #2: A loving text from an educator I've known since she was a first year teacher, thanking me for a "pep talk" we squeezed in yesterday.
Evening high: A family Zoom: taking two ridiculously silly polls, sharing hopes & dreams for future vacations together, seeing our daughter's data project, teasing my husband's lack of Zoom savvy, and showing them this blog (which they don't really know about!).
Bed time high: Getting in bed with Samira Ahmed's amazing Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know. A YA romance novel that has me swooning (and I'm not a romance reader, but this story, crossing cultures, time, and so many art and literary references - I can't wait to finish this Slice to get back to reading!).