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.””