Archive for June, 2015

It Makes Me Think…

Posted: June 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Update:

So first off – yes it is true Starbucks will pay for their employees to get an education – tuition free from Arizona State University. Pretty Much – Awesomeness.

Now On to the Post:

This quest to write more so that I breed creativity and explore how it effects my work, my outlook and all that good stuff. I actually noticed something today! I was headed off to school today, driving along and I note the arm of a School Bus extending as I stop I get a chance to watch the kiddos get on the bus for their last day of school. All gussied up and looking cheerful as ever. So naturally you are thinking.. of course here is her philosophical expounding of the end of the year reflect, but no! No it is not!

Suspense builds….

As the kiddos got situated on the bus, I noticed the driver picking up her walkie talkie thing and speak to the kids on her bus, the smile on her face wide and her eyes lit up. Now mind you I didn’t hear what she said but in my mind I knew she was welcoming them onto the bus for the last time as 2nd grader or 5th grader or telling them how amazing they looked that morning or thanking them for the amazing year ever.

Maybe there are more Energy Busses around than we even know.

Joy

Posted: June 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

Two things today.

1. I have tried to write this post from home. I couldn’t bring myself to get started.

2. I am in a Starbucks again … and so I write. What do they put in these green teas!

I have just finished listening to the book – The Energy Bus (and just a shiny ball note, I believe this is one of the books which was well worth the listen rather then the traditionally reading it. It was so well done the story inspired and the dialogue jumped off the page, bringing me to tears at the end…Digression wins again).

The main character was Joy, a bus driver, who she spoke of these amazing life lessons all taking place in the bus which with she drove. Incredible outlooks and thoughtfulnesses but what struck me most is the way that the universe can work if we allow it.

The main character, George’s car breaks down which causes him to take the Joy’s bus for two transformative weeks. When his “ride”is finally over he heads to the mechanic to pick up the car and the girl behind the counter was wearing a name tag – you guessed it – Joy.

Then as he was leaving the girl called out after him “enjoy your car”. He reflected on how the universe was giving him signals that he was moving in the right direction, reassuring him.

Were the connections already there before and not noticed or is there some insane force working that suddenly puts these connections in our paths?  As educators can we work harder to reveal these connections to our teacher friends? Our students? Our Administration?

WAIT- Stop the show… Starbucks sponsors its employees to take online classes to get their college degrees…yes these baristas are discussing it now…must investigate. Follow up to come.