Below the film clip are a few images of student answers. The answers are very interesting. As many of you know (if you are reflective teachers) as the year is going on it is easy to feel like you could be doing more, teaching better, giving kids greater opportunities, etc. It isn't until I sit down and read what students wrote that I can truely smile at my work over the past 180 days. There are plenty of things that I want to change for next year...that post will follow in a few days. Deep down, knowing I am making a difference is the only thing that keeps me teaching. All the politics, passive support, stress, late nights, long days and other outside factors often make many of us question our profession.
Directly below this text is the video I closed each class with this year. The person speaking is Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the leading astrophysics alive today. He is an amazing man. Not only is he incredibly brilliant, he is so eloquent that many of his talks sound more like sermons. He makes a great point about the physical connection we all have with each other. It is the perfect seg-way into stressing to the students (one last time) that they do have a voice and that their legacies are extremely important to the world. I am happy to see so many students state that they left digital footprints worth following. Happy summer everyone!!!