useful things

Teaching taught me to:

  • Show up; being there and ‘there’ makes all the difference in the world,
  • Continue to show up,
  • Take care of myself,
  • Genuinely think about the roles and responsibilities of adults in children’s lives and how to negotiate the spaces between protecting them and supporting them on their journeys to adulthood.

As a student, I’ve learned that:

  • Knowing how to type is, in this environment, liberating,
  • Intellectually – it is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

In general, I’ve know to:

  • Play to win and play to win (and figure out what ‘winning’ is),
  • Play it as it lays – which is tricky, because I sometimes find that I have to get out of my own way to read the playing field accurately,
  • And, as REDACTEDREDACTED said Nego Gato said, “Play your own game.”
  • And, as my mother said, “As my Grandmother said, “It takes all kinds.””