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I am no starship captain, I am just a teacher for children with Autism who loves to teach and integrate new ideas to invigorate or inspire me into better ways to touch my extraordinary students. My students make me want to make more of a difference and I think I have and continue to do so. They are the reason I chose to move forward. However, this picture did sum up why I stopped reflecting about last year and why there is no part 2 with 6 more milestones being listed here. There were so many milestones that I just cannot decide how to pick a few from the long list. Each single event some small - some significantly large led/guided me to the next and my year was a series of cascading events building ( or falling) upon each other. Like this fine starship captain, I am surrounded by technology suddenly . Near my tipping point at times I loved the challenge and learning new ways to engage my students AND myself. I also met some incredible people who taught me. I read everything they wrote or reached out to a few I deeply admired. I work with a few amazing teachers as well but what is interesting to me is most of what I have learned has been on my own and what so many generously shared online via blogs, websites and less from my School District. But generally this has been an incrediable year of growth and it looks like 2013 will be the same. I really don't have time to reflect on the past but instead I say bring on 2013! Make it so!