I just emptied out the bag I’ve been bringing to work for most of the year. I found two pieces of candy, one sock, a container of toothpicks, a Rubix Cube, a pair of earrings, two dice, a measuring tape, thirty-five confiscated Sharpies, three forks, a coffee receipt, two Mexican fast food receipts, a large handful of exit tickets, and eight thank-you cards.
That sums up my year pretty nicely.
AND I just pulled out a pink post-it note with this quote:
“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.” – Jacob Bronowski