The end is near. The end of another year is on the horizon and we are closing in on the finish line. The questions tonight are about how will we finish our journey? Will we phone it in or will we fight for every opportunity to engage our students. Will we continue our steely eyed focus on making a difference in the lives of our students or will we be content with 8 good months? It isn't about how you start the race but how you finish! Finish Strong!
While we all want to bring our A game each and every day creating an environment where students want to show up even on snow days and we could sell tickets to, there are days when we struggle to just survive.
The last question was about your support system. The next question I am leaving open for interpretation. What does it mean to you?
You get one shot at each encounter with a student. What will they remember about you and how you immersed yourself in their lives, interests and showed them they mattered to you?
Yes two Eminem songs in a row-- what can I saw- he smashes the nail on the head.
Let's imagine the possibilities! The next few questions I hope to shift to an uplifting, positive point of view where we contemplate the future of education and celebrate what we already have going on.