Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I don't need no stinkin' help!
None of us started off teaching with closed minds.
I'm sure we can all remember a time when the future seemed limitless and we were going to change the world and then something happened.
Amazingly some of us still feel that way, while others have fallen down the rabbit hole unable to to climb out. Suddenly, the comfort of knowing what to do have superseded the need to try new things and grow, it has stunted creativity.
As a community, we are only as strong as our most resistant member and we all need help regardless of whether or not we want to own it or get it.
Students see our struggles and it is our job to be the change we want to see happening. Negativity in a school is like a cancer that festers into unthinkable darkness.
Professional learning and connecting is a way to draw us out the darkness and re-awaken the excitement we once felt about being educators. We all have that within us no matter how challenging the system has become.
Challenge for today: No matter how "bad" things get, find the one positive moment that makes your day AND tell the person who has done it.
How can you help a colleague out of the darkness? or Who has offered you a lifeline and how has it helped? Please share.