teaming up

As a teacher, one of my favorite words has become "collaboration".  We combine ideas to do what is best for each child in our care.  It is crucial.  It has also made me think about people that helped to shape me during my youth.  Some of those people are/were:

Robert Mello
Helena Mello
Mary Pereira
Mrs. Rice
Jim Council
Bruce Knudsen
Benny Knudsen
Willa Knudsen
Karen Green
Karen Mattes
Sheila Reese
Jennifer Lovell
Robert J. Mello
David Mello
Tony Mello
Jennifer Atkinson
Sara Fiotto

Now my kids are at the point where the collaboration that has happened in their lives is noticeable, even by them.  On the way to cello on Monday, #4 said, Mom, Megan is more like my friend that also happens to be my teacher.  So true, son.  And this is the way we should feel about everyone who pitches in on our lives.


LisAway | August 26, 2010 at 12:58 AM


Robin | August 26, 2010 at 1:06 AM

Very true.

Kim | August 26, 2010 at 6:12 AM

Yes it does take a village and I'm grateful to those who have contributed somehow to the lives of my children

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | August 26, 2010 at 7:31 AM

Very thoughtful. Great way with words. Thanks for making me thankful again today. To allow me to think about my "collabrorates"

Barbaloot | August 26, 2010 at 8:00 AM

That's how I felt about my piano teacher. I think it makes all the difference in the world if you like the person who is teaching you.

Lara Neves | August 26, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Such a good reminder for right now as school begins. I just got my girls' teacher assignments and I am already contacting Bria's teacher because she has unique needs. I've never done that before, but I have only just started to realize how important my role is in her learning at school.

CiCi | August 26, 2010 at 8:39 AM

That is good teaching with your son. Nice pictures too.

The Crash Test Dummy | August 26, 2010 at 9:04 AM

True that!

You are lucky to have such a cool name. Kazzy Mello. (Burton). That's an author name if I ever heard one. It's almost as good as Sadie Starling. ;)

Lola Sharp | August 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM

What a lovely tribute.

Connie | August 26, 2010 at 5:38 PM

What a good kid! He understands it too!
It's fun to think about the people who make you what you are today!

Unknown | August 26, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Such a cutie. I've done that job for nearly 30 years, and I can say firsthand, rapport is everything. It's so great that your son has found that with his teacher.