How Lucky Am I to Have Something that Makes Saying Goodbye So Hard
BUT- it's funny how things work out. I saw this memory on Facebook just before beginning my third day of professional development with some very dedicated educators in my new district on action planning for next year. I decided to use this quote, to begin my work with the end in mind- I want to create an environment for educators (and students) where it is hard to say goodbye. Where we can be honest, vulnerable and trust of one another.
I walked into Day 3 of action planning with this mission. I took a group of educators into a room, shut the doors, and told them that today was a day about honesty. We talked about collective teacher efficacy, articulating our why, and practiced how to use our WHY to create a school-wide mantra and prioritize goals that support our core beliefs.
|Here is the school-wide mantra the team created!|
It was such a powerful day and it was one step taken to create an environment where it is hard to say goodbye.
Below is a brief video describing the story of our day together.