Two tidbits that arose during our final discussions at the Orff training:
1) A mind is like a parachute—it only functions when it’s open.
And note what happens when it doesn’t open—you fall to your death. The countryside is littered with the bodies of those who refuse to open their mind beyond FOX News
2) Teachers who admire you and praise you and sternly remind you to get to work are showing you precisely how they love you. They are the only teachers worth spending time with. Love is the driver of the car of education and without it, we’re stalled. And don’t tell me the driverless car run by computers is a viable substitute. It’s not.