I am one of the teachers :)
I've had so many once in a lifetime moments this year, but this is one that I really feel like I own. Ali and I began the Think Scientifically project on our own, and through my new job at Goddard I was able to make it into a solid, funded, elementary education program. Our first published book is called "The Day Joshua Jumped Too Much." While it isn't the first story we wrote together, it is the first that we have seen through to completion. Two illustrators, edits, graphics, and typos - the road has been long and hard. But we started it, and we are finishing it. I can't express how good it feels.
While getting ready for our presentation at NSTA we kept saying to each other "It's really happening!" over and over... I can't believe it's really happening. Ali and I work so well together. We bring out the best in each other creatively. We have similar goals, and we understand the scope of this project like only founders can. I never dreamed it would get to this place. I hoped it would. I couldn't see this place from the beginning. It just goes to show the surprises life can throw at you. It's taught me never to stop pushing, and to dream harder and bigger.
Dream harder and bigger.
"Shoot for the moon, cause if you miss, you'll land among the stars."