We finished tired and happy today. No, we didn't win a trophy.
But let me tell you what kind of class this is.
We fell way behind in the lap-run. Just wasn't a strength for us. On the second half though, Tyler took over and took off. He made up an enormous amount of the gap. But here's where it gets good.
Every child ran to the halfway point and joined Tyler in his race to the finish, all the while shouting encouragement. Because of that, Tyler got even faster and finished strong.
That's what people - big or small - who truly care about one another can do - they create a climate where what you thought could be accomplished is blown away and a new level of achievement takes place.
It's the power of "We."
I'm very proud of all the academic success I've seen from this class, but this morning may have just been my favorite moment all year.