I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Friday, April 19, 2013

Pyramid Built!

We did it - we made it to the top of our Pyramid of Success! (It only took a few months - granted, we only read 2 or 3 blocks per week...)

What is the Pyramid of Success? Legendary Coach John Wooden actually wrote a kids' book for it:

Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success

It's about practicing different qualities/values, or "building blocks", that help you succeed in life. These blocks include qualities like self-control, loyalty, enthusiasm, and poise. And one of the cutest aspects of the book is that there is a short rhyme to remember each block.

After we finished reading, we invited the students to reflect on the building blocks they most need to work on. (Some students still need to work on humility and honesty, but that's another story.) We had a pretty good chat about the pyramid, but then the bell rang, signaling that it was time to go home. I hope they keep this book in mind and also take it to heart.

We shall see...

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