As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
Friday, March 18, 2011
Touching Thoughts from Japan
My friend recently shared an excerpt of an email that her family friend sent from Tokyo, Japan. I think this will provide us all with a little perspective in our lives on what we may consider being a bad day compared to what these people are dealing with.Thanks for reading!
Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers and emails during this very difficult time in Japan.
There was very little damage in Tokyo. The terrible destruction and loss of life has been north of Tokyo in Miagi (Sendai is located in Miagi prefecture), Iwate and Fukushima prefectures. The tsunami occured so quickly after the earthquake that people did not have enough time to get to higher ground. There are problems with food, water, power etc. There have been several explosions in two nuclear power plants in Fukushima. These power plants provide electricity to much of Tokyo so we are now on a black out schedule for 3 hour periods per day.
Luckily for us, the area we live in is exempt from the black out because of Embassies. The trains and subways are unreliable and many are still not running at all. People are hoarding food and you cannot buy D size batteries any where. We are all safe, have food and a few batteries. We are still feeling lots of after shocks which scare us, especially ------ who is on the 29th floor of the Shin Maru building. ------ is very busy working on disaster help in her job. I am leaving for the US for spring break this week and may bring ----- with me ---- is in the US and will meet me.
We are all praying that we continue to stay safe and that those who have survived in the north will receive help as soon as possible.
Again, thank you all for your kind emails.