Small successes [are] not stopping points
but stepping-stones. (Coyle, 188 pag.)
How might we listen on many levels? What if we change our focus to concentrate on the process of learning in addition to the products of learning?
“Great teachers focus on what the student is saying or doing,” he says, “and are able, by being so focused and by their deep knowledge of the subject matter, to see and recognize the inarticulate stumbling, fumbling effort of the student who’s reaching toward mastery, and then connect to them with a targeted message.” (Coyle, 177 pag.)
What if we teach (and learn) that practice makes progress and celebrate growth over time? Sometimes, we see the fruits of our labor immediately, and sometimes it takes years. It’s about small successes and stepping stones.
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We are proud of two Trinity families, the Eastons and the Roths, who are helping lead efforts for the Buckhead Mask Project (founded by Monica and Walter James, MD, parents of Trinity graduates). Their goal is to provide as many 100 percent cotton masks to Piedmont Hospital as possible, and to date, nearly 5,500 masks have been made and delivered! If you want to support their efforts, please visit the link in our bio that includes a fun instructional video made by Fifth Grader Ella Reagan and her sister, Pre-K student Towry, and info on how to get fabric and have your masks picked up. #trinitylearns #trinityserves
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Friends and former Trinity classmates Peter Buckley '19, Austin Genova '19, Buckley Wiley '19 are combining their passions for helping others and for 3-D printing to create face shields for local medical personnel. Combined, they have created close to 600 masks, most of which are now in the hands of healthcare heroes all around Atlanta. We are so proud of our alums and their service to others, especially during this extraordinary time. They hope you will join their efforts, and you can find their 3-D printing file and an instructional video on how to create the face shields in the link in our bio. #trinitylearns #trinityserves
We are so grateful to our teachers, parents, students, and friends. I know it is difficult to see day-to-day because of the complexities of learning and teaching, but we are teaching and they are learning.
There is ample evidence that we are teaching and they are learning in the #TrinityLearns love spree that we share day after day.
Please take care of yourself.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou
Rest and renew over the weekend.
Breathe in for a 4-count and out for an 8-count. It does a body good. #SuperBetter #PowerBreath
Check out “Power Breath” Is Better Than Deep Breathing for Relaxing Mind and Body from the Big Think.
Just by changing how you breathe for one minute, you can shift your entire nervous system from a stressful state to a highly relaxed state. Muscles relax, heart rate decreases, digestion improves, and state of mind improves. If you’re feeling any kind of bad, this powerful shift is sure to help. (McGonigal, 97 pag.)
We need each other.
Our brains need other brains.
Our hearts need other hearts.
You are in my heart and my prayers.
Coyle, Daniel (2009-04-16). The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
McGonigal, Jane. Super Better: The Power of Living Gamefully. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.