Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Resolution: Saying Thanks More Often

"The world is full of secrets, gentle, shy things that some people know and some don't. The best secrets are the ones that make us happy, and the best thing about any secret is sharing it with someone else who wants to know...."--from The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood

Two goals I have in 2011 are: (in order of least importance)
1. To blog more
I think I'm supposed to be doing this everyday,reflecting on teaching and learning in the early morning, but as you can see, my last post was right after NCTE (yep, it's January now, and that was November!)

2. To say thanks more often
This is my first in the "AM 2011 Saying Thanks" series.
I'm going to take the next several posts to say thanks to and "share the secrets" of the smart friends I'm learning from all the time.
If you are passionate about teaching, learning, reading, writing, blogging, having fun, and enjoying a good laugh from time to will want to check out the blogs below!

"The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time. The more we say thanks, the more we find to be thankful for. And the more we find to be thankful for, the happier we become. We don't give thanks because we are happy. We are happy because we give thanks."

Today, I'd like to thank Patrick, Katie, Mary Lee, Cathy, Donalyn, Laura, Franki, Karen, Sharon, Karen, and Carol for making my heart happy and for teaching me so much!


Creative Literacy
Reading Year
Reflect and Refine
The Book Whisperer
Laura Robb
Web Tools for Schools
All About Comprehension
Literate Lives
Carol's Corner