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Monday, August 19, 2013

listening and learning

Twice today listening was stressed as something I need to embrace at this place in my life on Newark-Granville Road.  The first was in the wonderful seminar/education course I'm taking for my Development work.  The second was from the principal at the Middle School- listen more, talk less with our early teenagers.  I'm game....

Today my role has been to listen to many people....all teachers.  The course today had five instructors and many fellow "extroverts" attending that liked to share.  The material being shared I've craved and am grateful to have the time and opportunity to learn.  This evening we went to all of Clare's classes (except science) and heard about what she'll be learning and hearing this year.    I was so impressed with the material presented, the teacher's perspectives and attitudes.  I'm so grateful it was all done this evening!!  Clare talked the whole way home- her voice filled with joy and anticipation of this new chapter. She is ready way beyond being able to open her locker and find her way from class to class. I listened with joy.  Sally and Peter are talking as well and we're still processing- tomorrow we'll listen some more.  Joe's Mom is here and she is always a good listener- something I value in her. I'm grateful for assistance in so many ways.

Sometimes I do need to hear things twice...good lesson to help me be successful and happy on Newark-Granville Road.  I'm listening to you too my dear readers.  MH- I love your support and comments.  Facebook comments are appreciated too and in person conversations about the blog are so very helpful.  There is so much good to hear in this life....when I read I hear the voice. And now as I sit here at my desk there is peace in the evening...the cicadas chant that it is time to sleep.

1 comment:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am going to miss the cicadas...the Blue Full moon is magical tonight...but sleep is calling me to bed. Peace be with you...I love reading and hearing your voice. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez stewart