At the moment though...

At the moment though, it is the room in which 32 children spent a year learning about things that matter: to be kind and have intellectual integrity, to be open and accepting of new ideas, to make reading and writing as natural a need as breathing, to think history as a story worth knowing. We have such important work before us, every day of the school year. Teaching matters. And the year, which seemed so long in September, seems to have been rather short after all. - Tara Smith, A Teaching Life