I wish for my classroom...
To be like the world; busy, chaotic, and always in motion. Every learner to feel a part of our community, learning to come from experiences, not just from pages in books. A child's gifts and struggles to be Addressed, Recognized, and Respected. Creativity to be a Habit, not a special occasion. Mistakes to be viewed as Opportunities and an environment where it is okay to disagree.
Thinking, Laughter, and Questions to fill the air understanding that gifted does not mean perfect.
The freedom for learners to: Explore, Discover, and Develop their own passions and interests. My students to know that I am still a learner too... Learning. I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself.
Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before.Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do It. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.