Sunday, August 14, 2016


As the school year begins, here is a special thought for you.

                 We can’t all be stars, but we can all twinkle.    


THE STAR POLISHER (Source Unknown)

I have a great job in the universe of occupations. 

What do I do? I’m a “star polisher.” 

It’s a very important job. If you want to know how important, just go out at night and look at the stars twinkling and sparkling. You see, I’m a teacher, an educator, a mentor. The stars are the children in my class. My job is to take them – in whatever shape they come – and shine and buff them and then send them out to take their places as bright twinkling beacons in the sky. They come into my room in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they’re bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly or broken. Some stars are cuddly and soft. Some are prickly and thorny. As I buff and polish, I train and teach my little stars. I tell them that the world cannot do without them. I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky and the world will be a better place because of them. Each night as I look at the sky, I’m reminded of my very important job and awesome responsibility. Then I get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle of polish in preparation for tomorrow…for my class of little stars.
As school starts, reflect on and remember why you became a teacher. It's because of all those little stars. And, there is no administrator or standard or assessment or curriculum that can take away your JOY! Keep your eyes on the stars!!!