Some school years start out much bumpier than others. This year has definitely been a bumpy one for me. Nothing seems to be working the way it should, the kids are disappointed that in the first 4 weeks of school they have not had computers available in computer class. I am feeling frustrated at the lost teaching time (so many things to fit into a 35 min. once a week class!) This weekend one of my professors from my college (Colorado Christian University) days spoke at church. Sid Buzzel was/is one of the most influential educators in my life and one the I deeply respect. He came to teach about education. It was exactly what I needed, I loved hearing his passion for education and his explanation to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, children why he is an educator. He reminded me of why I am an educator. I miss being taught on a regular basis by Sid. The church recorded Sid’s inspirationalwords. I highly recommend this podcast. I’m sure it won’t take long to figure out why this man made such an impact on me and my teaching career. I’m ready to press on through the problems and teach my students…with or without computers! Take a break, put your feet up and get renewed. Let me know what you think and tell us about the influential educators in your world.