With the untimely death of Steve Irwin, many of us have struggled this week to cope with the loss to his family and to our television world. I know students out there were saddened to lose such a magnetic personality and hero in the animal-loving world. In response, we will be willing to accept letters to the Irwin family from your students. Please batch your students’ letters and notes in one large envelope and send to the following address:
1 Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20814
I know that I have struggled this week too. When I saw footage of his wife and daughter talking about Steve, my heart broke to know they (and the son) have lost the love of their lives. However, my heart was warmed when I thought of the life he had led. Steve had a passion for animals and conservation and he lived his life to share that passion with others. He loved what he did and he did what he loved.
I think that can be one of our own life challenges…..to find something we love to do and be able to do it. I am so blessed and thankful that I do love what I do. I love helping teachers. I love working in the field of education. I love that I have some sort of impact on student learning. I love helping educators be more prepared and equipped with tools in the classroom. I love getting to develop such amazing friendships with teachers in my community. If you can find that career that helps you do what you love and allows you to love what you do, then you are lucky. A little life lesson from Steve Irwin.