I was not a good teacher yesterday. I totally and completely lost my ha-ha, and I really don't have anyone to blame but myself and maybe hormones. Maybe it was that killer headache I had that hummed behind my right eye. I just really lost my cool. Have you ever had one of those moments where you feel full of negative, soul-sucking emotions? A person can't do their best teaching on days like that. My remedy was to take a day and restore. I'm going to drink lots of water, eat good food, do some yoga and get my head back into happy-happy land.
That's the back story behind what just transpired here on my sofa with my 9-yr-old. I'm enjoying a cup of coffee and reading through all my favorite blogs. She looks over my arm and asks "Too bad you can't change the name." I'm confused. "Name?"
"Peacocks and penguins."
me: "that's my blog title."
"Yeah. It doesn't make any sense, mom."
So that got me thinking. How did you come up with your blog title? I know that neither peacocks nor penguins have anything to do with teaching, but the video "Perry the Peacock" speaks so strongly to me. I cry every time I watch it. I use my blog to connect to other teachers, to share ideas, and to tell my story of teaching.
What does your blog mean to you? I want to know! I'm trying my hand at a Linky Party. Join up and tell us your story. Click on the link below and follow the directions. You'll get to link this post to your own blog, letting you share your thoughts with others about this.