Blog post: Senior letter 2013
This post, to me, was magical. I would have given anything for a high school teacher to have done that for me and I cannot wait to write letters to my own seniors one day. While he may complain that his writing was rushed, I think it was perfect. It spoke to my high school self, venturing off into university to seek out knowledge in the only subject I ever enjoyed. I wish somebody had given me his advice though, to live in the moment and to just enjoy learning things and knowing things. I always saw my degree as a path I had to go down to get where I wanted to be and having that mindset probably caused me to miss out on a lot of opportunities. I became immersed in the “work hard, play later” lifestyle and probably didn’t get enough joy out of the content and the learning. Things changed when I got into PDP. I found myself talking about the things I loved and was learning about teaching with other PDP students. I found myself buying books on assessment and differentiation because I just wanted to know everything that I could about them. Now I can totally relate to everything that Sam Shah is telling his seniors. I absolutely love this idea and I love his words of advice and I will definitely keep them in the back of my mind as I continue on my own personal learning journey. Sometimes you just need to take a step back and smell the roses!