Good afternoon and Happy Friday,
I hope you all have survived another week in the salt mines and are ready to have a little weekend fun as the HughMcQueenMusicProject returns this evening to Angela's CFP in beautiful Tyngsboro Massachusetts. We will be kicking off at about 6;00 and playing all of your favorite tunes, (at least the ones we know) almost non-stop right through until ten o'clock. So start your weekend off right and stop in for your favorite beverage, a couple of slices and maybe some wings. It promises to be a great night and it will be even greater if you are there.
Sorry I have not blogged for a couple of days but things have been quite busy. Although I really cannot get into a lot of detail, I will tell you that this week, for the first time , I spent a couple of days substitute teaching in our local school district.
Now I have always respected the people I know that work in Education, but after filling in for only two days, I will admit that I only had a shadow of an idea just how incredibly difficult a job professional teachers perform every day. I can't lie. I enjoyed filling in, and for the most part the kids were great, but at the end of the day ,I was completely exhausted!!!
I think I might have actually done a pretty decent job, considering that my entire resume of teaching experience is limited to having worked with my own childern on their homework, papers, and reports, plus a select number of guitar lessons I taught several years ago. But in just two days I got to witness real professionals in action, and I am in awe.
Gaining personal knowledge of the world and it's workings can be a challenge all on it's own, but posessing the ability to effectively share that knowledge in a way that allows a child to actually learn it , while still maintaining one's own patience, sanity, and sense of humor......that is an extremely rare treasure.
So to all the great teachers everywhere, Thank you for what you do everyday. Thank you for teaching our children, Thank you for sharing your gift.