I was asked to record myself reading one of my favorite books for a third grade class in our district. I picked "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day" because it was a book I used to read to my third graders years ago right before the state testing window. As I read the book, I realized that this book really embodies my vision for education- to have JOYFUL schools where teachers are empowered to design learning experiences that help students learn how to think! Our schools need leaders who cultivate a growth mindset culture where everyone is a learner!
Listen to "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day" (11 min.)
Do you have a book, poem or quote that embodies your beliefs about education? I challenge you to share it with your staff and also ask your staff members to share theirs with you.