As I consider a couple of trying issues that occurred at school yesterday, issues common to any parenting or school situation, I am thinking about where the blame lies. I know the word blame brings with it thoughts of heinous crimes and misconduct which is not the case here, so I'll use the word responsibility instead.
As I thought through the issues with depth, I recognize that like all issues the responsibility lies in many areas from my own personal responsibility to that of the team, school, school system, families, and greater community. When it comes to teaching and supporting students well, we all have responsibility and it is important to recognize where our responsibility lies.
So whenever we are dissecting issues of challenge, we need to look at all the influences that affect the situation, and then prioritize how we will take responsibility to make promising change. Onward.