Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrating Colleagues


Thank you to Ruth Ayres for hosting the weekly celebrate link up!

In the midst of the school year ending, there's always so much to do.  I have had three big projects to put together over the last few weeks and now they are almost nearing completion...what I love about this opportunity is that it allows me to collaborate with colleagues who are part of my professional growth puzzle.  I ran across this description as I received the book A Mindset for Learning by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz on Thursday.  I immediately started reading it and found connections and smiles within just the first few pages.

In the dedication, Kristine Mraz wrote this quote:  "There are people you meet who fit with you like a puzzle piece and you realize together you are more than you were alone."
I immediately identified with this quote and pictured my close colleagues who inspire me and nudge me to grow professionally nearly every day.  So this week, I'm celebrating being connected with these co-workers and thank them for helping me to better my actions within the teaching profession.

7 comments:

Linda B said...

Having those kinds of colleagues makes all the difference, I agree, Amy. Love the quote, & hope you have a continuing good end to the year. Happy Weekend!

Amy J Rudd said...

Thanks Linda! Hope you have a great weekend as well.

newtreemom said...

As this school year comes to a close, I am appreciating my colleagues so much. Many of them are moving on to new schools and positions next year. There are three who I have know since my first year of teaching, and others I have worked with for several years! I share my classroom and next year will be the third year in a row with a new "roommate." I am just hoping for new colleagues who will be just as good.

Crystal Brunelle said...

Thanks for sharing the quote and image. It's such a delight to find people who fit. :)

Margaret Simon said...

I only have a few colleagues I can lean on like than, but they are gold.

Ramona said...

Amy, looks like you started a new blog. It's so joyful to find those folks who fit us and help us become more than we can be alone.

Ruth Ayres said...

HI Amy,
What a joyful new space you have here! I loved the quote when I read it in Kristi's book and I fell in love with it again when I read it here. Yes, this is quite a reason to celebrate!
Ruth