This is for the administrators out there. The administrators who have, at one point or another, felt the way I feel now.
Like a truck has run over you.
Convinced that no matter what we do in the best interest of students, SOMEONE will be unhappy.
Yet, mind racing. Processing and planning. Reflecting.
Today’s post is short and the message is simple: Take time to reflect. Take time to appreciate who you are, what you have, and the good things you’ve done. Because chances are, if you’re an administrator or teacher who works FOR THE CHILDREN each and every day, you’ve made more impacts upon the lives of others than you can even comprehend.
Every word you say, every decision you make, every alliance you establish… do these things in the best interests of your students, and for no other reason. Be honest. Be real. Be brave.
I’m a quotes person. Here are some that have inspired me recently. Thanks for allowing me to reflect!
Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm. –Publilius Syrus
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. –Aristotle
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -Albert Einstein
The secret of many a man’s success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them. -J. G. Holland
One Reply to “Reflecting.”
Excellent reminder to reflect! Continuous growth model includes reflection as a must.
here is a reflective piece that I wrote a few years back on same sort of realization: