By this point of the year, it's great to hear one of my students mimic me and tell another student, "Yep! You learn something new every day!" It's almost like they expect it now and go out of their way to make a new discovery. It could be as simple as learning how to turn on the document camera or as complicated as fixing an issue with one of the laptops. It could be as generic as figuring out how to fix the pencil sharpener or as creative as making a new connection in their learning. It doesn't have to be big. It just has to be something new.
The same wonderful boss I worked with that gave me the advice mentioned above, forwarded this quote to me one day years ago and it's always been one of my favorites. I think it's great advice for a teacher.
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
— Harvey S. Firestone
What about you? Did you learn something new today? Did you give the best of yourself?