Monday, March 17, 2014

Who Do You Champion?

When I opened up my Twitter feed this morning, I was struck once again by an administrator who continually champions his staff.  Almost weekly he posts news and links to his staff's success, efforts, and impact--amazing.

That led me to the question, "Who do you champion?"

As a classroom teacher, part of my charge is to champion my students and colleagues.  Ways to do that include the following:
  • Display of student learning and efforts.
  • Open houses, celebrations, and presentations.
  • Give credit where credit is due--thanking and acknowledging those that share.
  • Listening to the students, and responding with care and detail.
  • Making time to talk about goals, actions, and needs.
How do we champion those we serve in meaningful, authentic ways?  An important consideration for teaching well.