Monday, August 6, 2007

Where did the summer go?

I cannot believe that it is actually August 6th.  Where did the summer go?  I remember May 13th and hooding ceremony as taking place yesterday.

If you are like me, you still have miles to go before you are ready for the fall semester (my pardon to Robert Frost).  I have had a very productive summer, but there always seem to be more projects than hours.  However, I have concluded that having so much more to do is a result of loving my job and wanting to be better at it each day.  I want to excel for my students, just as I encourage them to excel.

If you think about it, we are blessed in the ASP profession.  We spend each day helping students succeed.  We spend each day learning new study and exam strategies from diverse students.  We have great books to read by ASP experts to guide us to new strategies, paradigms, etc.  We are surrounded by a learning community with people who actually want to learn.  We are surrounded by colleagues with fascinating experiences and specialties in law.  And, we get to share our students' successes.

As I look across my office, I see my framed poster from the 1980 opening of the U.S. Education Department.  It reads, "Learning never ends."

So, the summer may have flown by me.  But, I have been busy learning.  And, I hope my learning never ends.  (Amy Jarmon)   

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