Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Summaries Matter: Big Picture Inspiration

I just listened to an interview with our school superintendent. The interviewer asked great questions which allowed the superintendent to provide a summary of the values and goals for our school system. I really like to listen to that big think and match my work with that. It's especially great to listen to it when you agree with the overall perspective which I did and when you find areas for development and growth which I was able to do.

I need that kind of inspiration and big picture think to do my work well. It's difficult for me to develop my work without a big picture perspective and well-researched, timely, and thoughtful goals. He laid those out.

So in keeping with the viewpoint he relayed, I will do the following:

  • Continue to work on making the classroom a warm welcoming learning environment that provides meaningful opportunities for all students.
  • Providing meaningful opportunities for students to apply what they learn in authentic, engaging ways.
  • Make space for success and failure and allow students to know that learning is a journey that has its ups and downs, and that together we can help one another in the pursuit of discovering who we are, what we want to do, and how to do that well. 
This is a good way to start the day.