Friday, June 08, 2012

A Little Boost Goes a Long Way

In education, a small boost of recognition, acknowledgement, gratitude and understanding goes a long way. When was the last time you recognized someone's good work or impact?  Did you take the time to acknowledge the contribution of a student, colleague or volunteer?  Have you thought about all those who have contributed to your classroom success this year and thanked them?  Did you demonstrate understanding and empathy as colleagues face obstacles and challenge?  Providing encouragement and care to those in your midst is an essential part of the job--one I want to continue to develop as I attend to my craft.