Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Challenge Week

I'm learning a lot this week. It's been a cavalcade of challenges resulting in lots of new and renewed learning. What have I learned?

  • It's imperative to be mindful of the task at hand. When people deviate too much from that task, our work is not as good.
  • Don't overload the students--no matter what the expectations are, when we push too hard, students' enthusiasm, confidence, and engagement wanes.
  • Keep your eyes on the main priorities of the job which may mean that you have to put other interests, opportunities, and events aside.
  • Work with a positive demeanor and outlook--there will always be challenges and it does no one any good to be cantankerous.
  • Keep your expectations reasonable--no one is superman or superwoman.
  • Be clear about expectations and keep to a positive routine in school as much as possible. 
Don't give up, keep working for what you believe and know to be right and good. Onward.