When I teach, do people learn? The ultimate litmus test for an educator.

Teaching takes energy. If I am going to use my finite energy for good, then I better be aiming for great teaching and learning within the confines of my classroom. Making every word, every action count. 

If I am going through the motions, then I best take a step back, reconsider my future as an educator, or make a choice to amp up my teaching. 

Our students matter. 

With something to think about, this is Mr. Russell. Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.