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Gone Fishing!

May 9, 2014

Pat yourself on the back and kiss your brain

DSCF6622So here it is Teacher Appreciation Week and you might be thinking about how fortunate you are to teach! Your work influences the future every day! Those of you who put your heart and soul into what you do understand how important it is. Equally important is for you to take time to laugh each day and to take care of YOU!

Each of us do this differently. Recently, I came across this phrase that I just love: Pat yourself and kiss your brain. Melissa Porfirio was one of 4 finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. Melissa teaches 1st grade at the Crestwood Elementary School in Springfield, VA. In her Profile of Practice video located at Melissa uses the phrase “pat yourself on the back and kiss your brain” when she was pointing out to a child an accomplishment.

I know that you have many accomplishments so as part of Teacher Appreciation Week I hope that you take the time to pat yourself and kiss your brain! And do something that you LOVE (besides teaching).

For me, going fishing is an opportunity to get away from it all. Not to mention I love to spend time with my husband who happens to be a Maine guide and avid fisherman. This week we took time to get out onto a nearby lake to do a little fishing. It was a wonderful evening!

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