My sympathies go out to all of my teen people who had to get up in the cold darkness way too early this morning and go back to school. That is one harsh awakening after the break. Especially if you spent your break staying up late, getting up late, and generally lazing around. I’m sending rejuvenating energy out to you!
In the midst of all your lazing, hopefully you read a few good books. I totally did. I’ve recently discovered Brian James, a magnificent YA author who writes so beautifully. Here’s one of the many lines I loved from Dirty Liar:
“…the bad things can’t make us weaker if we don’t let them.”
Anyone who feels lost, alone, or broken will relate to this book. Brian understands how it feels. He is one of us.
Another kindred spirit: Isaac Newton. When I was a physics teacher, I looked forward to teaching his laws of motion more than any other topic. Not only did he help us to understand how our world works, he communicated in such an accessible way. Have you seen Google’s sweet animated logo today? It’s Sir Isaac’s birthday, so let’s get this party started.