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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

No more posters...

Happy Poster Projects Day, ACE 21!

Scratch that. There are poster projects no more. The members of the ACE 21 class were the first to hold their very own Teaching Fellows Conference - and it was amazing! They were so well-prepared, and the topics were so diverse (and relevant). From how poverty affects student learning to holding morning meetings, from embracing social media for middle/high school use to helping students think about their thinking, I really did learn a lot from my students today.

Congratulations ACE 21!

Poster Projects - R.I.P. (I think this conference is here to stay...)

(In memory...

Twas the night before posters
Miss Kelly M Foyle (ACE 15 Phoenix)
from July 13, 2009

Twas the night before posters
and all through the hall 
all the ACErs were scrambling - 
felt they'd hit a brick wall. 

Empty posterboards sat 
staring them in the face, 
while some tried to remember 
why they'd even joined ACE. 

Citing standards and lit 
caused stress hard to handle. 
ACErs sent up prayers, 
at the grotto, lit candles. 

Then came screaming, frustrations, 
heck, some even cried, 
but they soon asked themselves, 
"Really, would Clark eat us alive?" 

So the stress eased a wee bit 
as the sun started to dawn, 
"Sleep's overrated," 
ACErs joked with a yawn. 

Now, some posters were finished, 
others, eh, not so much, 
some ACErs sighed with relief 
adding their final touch. 

But the important thing was 
at the end of the day 
each ACEr would finish 
in his/her own special way. 

And at posters that evening 
they would answer each question 
professors would throw 
even near their direction. 

And after it all 
with their drinks and their beers, 
they'd celebrate heartily, 
"Everybody in, cheers!" )

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