It's all in your perspective, isn't it?
And that's why I was so delighted with the writing my students did in response to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" contest, sponsored by Scholastic. Here are parts of their thoughtful writing:
Here's another one:
And then he concludes:
When I get tired of all the sad news in the world, when I'm frustrated by people who think they know what's best for teachers even though they've never set foot in a classroom, when I walk alongside someone who's recently been widowed.....
....that's when I turn to my students' writing. Because they are so full of hope, still so full of possibilities. They are the next generation and their dreams are still big. And my plan for 2015 is to keep their dreams alive the best I can.
Here's to a happy and healthy 2015!