Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Success! I Just Learned Something New!

Sometimes I forget that my students are learning something for the first time - and just how hard that can be! No wonder they make silly mistakes; the process of learning something totally new can be really overwhelming so we can't see the forest through the trees. I am always grateful for moments in my own life when I am reminded of this fact.

One of these moments happened today. I went to turn on the garbage disposal and I got nothing but a humming noise. I was so frustrated! Eventually, (I have three kids so nothing happens right away) I made it to the computer and googled it (and may I just say - what did people do before the Internet!?!). I found instructions, thought about them for a while, followed them - and guess who fixed the garbage disposal all by herself?!

I am usually the fix-it person in our house. Not because I am any more mechanically inclined than my husband, but because I have the motivation to figure things out (I am the one home most of the time). I also know how to find the information I need. I think that a person (or a student) with motivation and an understanding of how to get the information they need can learn anything!


  1. Hello Teacher Blogger!
    I wanted to thank you for your participation in the Middle School Blog Log on the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.
    Some changes are coming to the blog log. We have a new and more colourful button that I feel will attract more traffic to the site and our blogs. Please update our button on your teacher blog with the new code located at http://2peasandadog.blogspot.ca/p/middle-school-blog-log.html
    We have also started a Closed Facebook group to stay connected to one another for marketing and social purposes. Please join us at the group called Middle School Bloggers in the Facebook groups area.
    Thanks for all you do. I read your blogs via bloglovin and so jealous of all your creativity.
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