A while back, one of my former students told me one of her favorite memories from the year she was in my fourth grade class.
She was working at her desk during writing time, listening to the song Build Me Up Buttercup in the background. (It was the American Idol season of Clay Aiken and we had quite a few fans in our class!) For no reason at all, I came over, took her by the hand and we started dancing around the classroom.
She’s about to graduate from high school, and I just received a super sweet note thanking me for being an important influence in her life. Now that’s a reason to teach.
Whatever you decide to do each day, don’t forget to dance.