Three Favorite Quotes, Day 1

Thank you, Cindy! (A Quilter’s Corner)
To think that I inspire you is quite an honor for me. Your blog is one of my sources of information and inspiration. And, I always look forward to reading your Enough Said Posts. Your posts make me smile, laugh, and shout…AMEN. I totally agree with the life journey quote!
On my studio closet door, there is a very simple statement posted. It is something I found years ago, in my early years of teaching. It came in a set of bulletin board cut outs. This strip shows the wear and tear of being posted in my classroom each year. It is not exactly a quote, but it is an inspirational thought and my philosophy  on teaching and learning.

I would start the year asking students to tell me their interpretation and meaning of the word “fun”.
The words “happy” and “feel good” were always first on the list. Someone would always bring up the fact that it does not feel good when something is hard to learn and you are having trouble learning something. Then the conversation would turn and we would be talking about how it feels when you don’t give up and you finally learn something you thought was difficult. We would talk about how powerful it feels when you are in engaged and in charge of your learning. I would also ask them to let me know what I could do to make our learning environment fun. That is why my classroom was filled with music, fidget toys, dancing, thinking hats…whatever made them happy.
At the end of the day we would quote Dr. Seuss: Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
This simple poster continues to encourage me to keep on learning…and to have fun!

Cindy, you nominated the people I would nominate. 

6 thoughts on “Three Favorite Quotes, Day 1

  1. Oh my, thank you so much! I just love reading your stories and seeing the creative projects you make. You are the spark that keeps me looking for new avenues for my art. You are not afraid to try new things and that makes me smile. This quote makes total sense for your broad reaching enthusiasm for the creative arts. Thank you for sharing this little glimpse into your life. 😊❤️

      1. Awe! As long as you had fun that is all that counts. I can’t wait to take my class. Maybe I will have some tips for you. The teacher told us to be prepared to make a mess so I think you were right on track. She said to either bring an apron to protect our clothes or wear clothes that need a little art. 🙂 I can’t wait to see photos of your “mess”!

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