Yes, We Fall

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells

There is a misconception in education that teachers feel when things don’t go their way during a lesson or at any time in the classroom. There is the feeling that once things don’t go well or a teacher does the lesson wrong that there is no way to fix it. There is this feeling that if we as teachers make a mistake then that is it. Fortunately, that is not true. The reality is that we all make mistakes, and mistakes can be corrected or improved upon. I used to panic when I made a mistake while solving a math problem, now I actually find joy when I make a mistake like that in front of students because they catch me and they correct it for me. We all make mistakes at some point, and all we can do is pick ourselves up and try again.

I took these photos last fall while I was hanging out at Freedom Park. I have just finished photographing these turtles in the pond, and saw this one tree in the distance. I used my longer-range lens in order to capture this scene. Only a few trees had started to change at this point, and to me this was a preview of things to come.


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