It's the time of year when people contemplate the year gone and look at the future - for me it feels like coming up for a breath, never mind anything else!
“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss
But what I ride it has been, I have learnt so much!!!!
“You have to be a speedy reader because there’s so so much to read.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
I googled some Dr. Seuss quotes just because I feel like it today (and because I can lol), and I just realised how forward thinking they are, this one is talking about COLLABORATION!
“And when you're alone there's a very good chanceyou'll meet things that scare you right out of your pantsThere are some, down the road between hither and yon,that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
And collaboration has been such a major part of my professional life this year, colleagues sharing left, right and centre, us all learning together and with & from & for our teachers and their students. There is still a blog post on collaboration brewing in that little Belchick head somewhere... By the way, I have added a few more GAFE tutorials here, doing my part in collaborating.
There have been times in between when I doubted myself and my abilities - I just need to listen to Dr. Seuss some more:
“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” ― Dr. Seuss
Some days I feel like this poem was just written for me
“I love my job. I love the pay!~I love it more and more each day.~I love my boss, he is the best!~I love his boss and all the rest.~I love my office and its location. I hate to have to go on vacation.~I love my furniture, drab and grey, and piles of paper that grow each day!~I think my job is swell, there's nothing else I love so well.~I love to work among my peers, I love their leers, and jeers, and sneers.~I love my computer and its software; I hug it often though it won't care.~I love each program and every file, I'd love them more if they worked a while. ~I'm happy to be here. I am. I am.~I'm the happiest slave of the Firm, I am.~I love this work. I love these chores.~I love the meetings with deadly bores.~I love my job - I'll say it again - I even love those friendly men.~Those friendly men who've come today, in clean white coats to take me away!!!!!” ― Dr. Seuss
One day it might get to this :) My last little quote is for all of us
“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” ― Dr. Seuss
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!