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Today’s prompt in the Teach Thought blogging challenge has multiple parts. I decided to blog more visually today. Enjoy!

Prompt: What are three things you hope for as a person and/or an educator?

People don't always remember what you say, but they remember how you make them feel. “People will forget what you said, will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. (Maya Angelou)

Thing 1: I hope that my students feel joy, pride, confidence, and an increased empathy for those around them in my class this year. 

ActivistGraffiti_BerlinWallCreativity is intelligence having fun (Albert Einstein)

Thing 2: I hope to access and develop my creativity more this year. I hope in doing that I will see even more opportunities to allow my students’ creativity to flourish.

SONY DSCAnd the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.(Anais Nin)

Thing 3: I want to take some risks, push myself beyond the comfort zone, and embrace the lessons and opportunities that result

Prompt: What two things have made you laugh as an educator?

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Prompt: What are five random facts about yourself?

One.

I wish I could make coffee art like this.

I wish I could make coffee art like this.

Two.

I have a card shelf that rotates with the seasons of celebration. I LOVE cards!

I have a card shelf that rotates with the seasons of celebration. I LOVE cards!

Three.

This poem is my current obsession. I might craft my first tattoo from it. (author Christin O'Keefe Aptowicz)

This poem is my current obsession. I might craft my first tattoo from it. (author Christin O’Keefe Aptowicz)

Four.

I love almost anything with a beautiful garnish. *SWOON*

I love almost anything with a beautiful garnish. *SWOON*

Five.

I have ridden a camel. It had long eyelashes and tried to kill me. I still loved it.

I rode a camel. It had long eyelashes and tried to kill me. I still loved it.

Prompt: What’s one thing you wish everyone knew about you?

I have a silly side...you just have to get VERY close to see it ;) Challenge accepted?

I have a silly side…you just have to get VERY close to see it 😉 Challenge accepted?

Note: All images (except for the coffee art) are mine; hence, the lack of citation. 
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