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Could be better?

It’s a great day outside – the cool, early start of late summer with the guarantee of another hot day. Inside the kids are euphoric. It’s the first day of school and the kids are bouncing around the house excited.

Looking forward to new challenges…

Spending time hanging out with their friends…

The recognition another year brings of being that bit older and more experienced…

And I think back to my childhood and the fear and trepidation of the “first day back”.  That Sunday night feeling of clockwatching dread that greeted the start of many school weeks.

We’ve come along way haven’t we? We must have got a lot of things right now surely? This feels like we’re engaging children with learning in ways I (we?) never experienced?

So for all the things that could be better – and there will always be a list – I’m just stopping for a bit and recognising that we’ve got an awful lot right. I’m grateful to everyone that’s contributed and I’m proud of my kids and the learning environment we’ve all created for them.

Enjoy your day – it’s a good one.


2 thoughts on “Could be better?

  1. I was thinking something similar over recent weeks while I’ve been home and we went away. There is much today which prepares us for daily life better. The challenge remains as parents to ensure we allow our kids to thrive and we help them get there.


    Posted by Sukh Pabial | September 5, 2013, 7:41 AM
  2. I’d agree. We need to be enjoying these moments. I think we could do a lot better (content vs process, for example) but I have so much respect and admiration for the teachers at my children’s school and for how they help children grow and develop. One thing I’ve been pondering is why we celebrate teachers who make a different to us (because it is always someone, teacher or not, who inspires to learn/develop) and not those people in our working lives. We should!


    Posted by Martin Couzins (@martincouzins) | September 5, 2013, 8:42 AM


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