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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Why, When and How Do You Go The "Extra Mile?"

In schools everywhere, there is the call to go the extra mile. Educators go the extra mile all the time. Sometimes, however that "extra mile" takes a concerted, systematic approach--one that's discussed up front, planned for, and supported by many, not just one or two.

How do you and your colleagues discuss the the priorities for the year? How do you decided where the "extra mile" is necessary and how you will collectively address those needs? Is it possible that you identify these needs upfront, then share the responsibility in ways that make a difference.

Since good schools have limitless opportunities to do what is good and right, we need to make the time to look out over a year's time and prioritize where we will devote good energy to do our best to serve the students and their families well.