In general I tweet what interests me and what I need to improve as a teacher. It makes for an eclectic mix of technology, teaching and history. Much like my blog, it represents the skills I am trying to grow and the struggles that are currently before me. I believe that you either grow or you die. In the sense that I am proud of my work to become a better educator and teacher, I am proud to be included on this list.
Earlier this year my friend and colleague Lew Hubbard passed away suddenly. He was a kind and generous man and like so many of my other colleagues, deeply committed to his students and to the art that he taught.
At our school’s recent variety show, a student performed a speed painting and dedicated it to him. I won’t try to describe her feelings and reasons because Maddy (the student in the video) does that so effectively.
When I was done watching this video I had tears in my eyes. It was clear that Lew had left a mark on this world and given something very important to his students. He taught art, he inspired art and here he becomes art.
In the weeks preceding Winter Break it was a nice reminder of what is possible in our classrooms, but also of a great man who I will miss talking to in the halls and at the copy machine.
We can make a difference in the lives of our students, we can leave our mark on the world and more importantly we can help our students to leave a mark of their own.
Some of Lew’s Art can be seen here. http://www.lrhimages.com/