We had an amazing field trip to the Johnson Art Museum today. This is either because or in spite of the “mean” pep talk we decided to give the kids beforehand. In our most serious, coach at half-time like voices we said,” Your job this year is to make sure you are learning no matter where you are. Whether you are in this school or anywhere else, your job is to take your brain with you wherever you go.”
Now our challenge is to give ourselves the “mean”pep talks we all need from time to time.