What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Walking and taking photographs of the nature around me- especially the birds.
In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
I prefer to be the passenger but sometimes when the ride is too boring would rather be driving so I am engaged rather than sitting scrolling through my phone. We crossed the new Kosciuszko Bridge from Brooklyn last week, the bridge is the first of several bridges citywide to feature an advanced lighting system—part of Governor Cuomo’s “New York Harbor of Lights” initiative—which allows the bridge to display a light show. The lights actually keep changing colors!
If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?
Healthy, healthy and healthy
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
I am inspired everyday by the teacher I work with, witnessing his ability to reach each child through kindness and understanding. I was especially inspired when a student he taught last year came into the class to visit this week. This student had been in my first grade class 2 years ago and was a challenge to work with. Disconnected, unable to keep up, broke the rules often and it seemed no matter what we did, how differentiated we made a lesson, he was always in opposition. He went to 2nd grade and had the teacher I now work with. To say this child has completely turned around is an understatement, and if I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes would not believe it. The teacher I am now with told me what he needed was for someone to really believe in him, and for the child to know it. This teacher was able to reach this child with subtle constant encouragement, letting the child know he believed in him. It changed him not only academically but in how he interacts with his peers and adults.