Czarina K // Elementary Music Teacher // Year One // Los Angeles, CA

Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.

Next Year, Big Plans

I will take my 4th graders (this year’s 3rd graders) on a mini music tour.

2 Days till TEDxLaSierraUniversity

and I sound like a 12 year old boy. Can someone please help me find my voice? I seem to have lost it.

I’m sorry Miss Francisco, but it’s all ROCK and ROLL today!!

- 2nd Grade Boy

If I am ever going to do great things, I am going to have to carry a message that’s strong and clear and nobody’s going to ever miss the point ever about what I am all about.

- Pete Carroll (via wellsaidblog)

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We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.

- Kavita Ramdas (via thatkindofwoman)

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This week, one of my 1st grade girls and I bonded over our love of bulbasaur.