Batter Up!

@MrBrettClark 4 Comments

Before reading any further, take 55 seconds and watch the video below.

I don't know about you, but that video blows my mind!  This post was inspired by my friend Nick (@TheNerdyTeacher) and his latest post, #NothingButPositiveTweetsThisWeek.  In the post he encourages us to be positive this week and to only share the great things that are happening in our classrooms and education.  

These words of encouragement couldn't have come at a better time.  It's just that time of year that we all face in education.  It's that stretch of days from January to spring break where the weather is gloomy, there are very few days off, it's standardized test season, kids are tired, teachers are tired, and everyone is praying for a snow day.

I think many of us feel like the guy in the video above.  We have all of these things we are trying to keep in motion and as soon as we take care of one thing, here comes something else.  Let me just say, "It's going to be okay." 

Stay Focused

Stay Positive 

Have Fun

Keep Swinging

This is your time to shine.  This is your time to do what others see as impossible.  

Turn on your "walk-up" music and step up to the plate.

Batter Up!


  1. Thank you for bringing back to the world of positive thinking. I must admit that my blog post was not positive this week. Now I feel pretty bad about that. I love this video for a few reasons. One, the math teacher in me loves the possible classroom discussions centered around the physics and geometry required to make it even happen. Secondly, I love the analogy that you made of the ball that just keeps coming back being like us trying to keep things in motion. The difference that I see in the video from our own lives is that these guys loved that the ball just kept going and that he was able to keep hitting it. When did we lose that enthusiasm for the challenges that keep coming into our path? And how do we get it back?
    Thanks again for reminding me to get excited about the next way to keep things in motion!

    1. Stacy,

      Thanks for the kind words! I read your blog post and I understand your frustration! Your kids and all of us who work with you benefit from your love and passion for education!

  2. Coming from a baseball background... thats unbelievable! haha Thanks for the share. Definitely going to be showing this video around! And good word about sharing only positive things. Sounds like a TedTalk somewhere in there...


    1. Thanks for the kind words Chris. A TedTalk would be a lot of fun!