I am so proud of my friend Suzie Nestico. Hear her journey in her words, but I wanted to share my comment here as it is a good follow up for my missing of iste last week.
Take the time to bless others. If I ever had to be out when I was a manager, I would have a staff person to sit in for me and have a chance to shine. Many people are afraid of others looking better than themselves. The fact is that none of us will be here forever and if we can pay forward kindness and leave a legacy of helping others then we've done something. We're not here to hoard we're here to bless and help. Suzie is a blessing and it was a joy to know that she did such a great job at ISTE. I'm proud of her.
"You did an incredible job. All credit goes to you for your wonderful work. One thing to remember is that when others put their faith in you - if they are the type who does an excellent job (as I long to be) then it is for a reason. I knew that you would do a great job. Your passion and energy is evident. You do a phenomenal job and you LOVE your students. You want to do what is right and you stand up for what is right. I respect you as a person and admire you as a teacher.
You deserve all the credit here.
Steve Farber wrote a great book called "Greater than Yourself" and he talks about helping find others and help them become greater than yourself. This is about leaving a legacy. I have found that those with the staying power are unselfish, helpful, and respectful and you are all of those things. I'd like to be that way too.
You have many things ahead of you that will be exciting. I hope you will always share and be transparent. You are a wonderful person and I count you as a dear friend. Pay forward the kindness.
This shows that even struggles can be used as blessings if we get our face out of our pillow long enough to think of others first. I'm glad that it could be used to bless you. It was tough missing out but to hear your words here, that makes it a little better.
I missed everyone at ISTE horribly. Every tweet was like a knife in some ways as I wanted to be there so badly. A few times I had to get offline and go run so I could get out the frustration, but it was all in God's hands and it turned out fine. You are wonderful. Keep up the great work."
I agree! RT @klhellerman: An awesome photo run down of the who's who at #ISTE11 @flourishingkids http://bit.ly/mvmrHp
Yesterday's closing Keynote by Chris Lehmann. #ISTE11 #ISTEkeynote http://youtu.be/6zBKZtqnmcM http://plurk.com/p/cxdy14
@mystro2b oops, thanks for letting me know! I fixed it and made the video interview with @zeitz public! http://ow.ly/5tS9q #iste11
3 #iste11 geek yodas with iPads #thefixisin @shareski @woscholar @dmantz7 #TwitPict http://twitpic.com/5im5zc
Follow @willrich45 and @robmancabelli presentation with the hashtag #yeahbut #iste11 Presentation is at: http://t.co/nS6etTq
Here's the link to @InnovativeEdu's presentation. http://bit.ly/me6bEA #iste11
“All the #ISTE11 tweets containing URLs archived here: http://t.co/FcKQ8pO Good ref for those #notatiste11, too #Iste11”
Graphing Connections Between Recent Twitterers (Protovis Demo) Using #iste11 Search Term http://bit.ly/loOPlL #edtech #edchat #twittertool
Actually Thank U RT @mcleod Awesome summary/extension of 'Tech-Savvy Principals' session http://bit.ly/js5WwY (Thank you, @datruss!) #iste11
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