I’m learning that there is a limit to what you can do in a given time. I can’t do it all. I’ve watched friends around me slowly try to do more and more as the pressures of teaching during a pandemic continued to add to their list of things To Do. On top of that, they are feeling the pressure of a society that is, at this very moment, very divided and confused. Teachers, and many people, feel abandoned as they try to figure out how to best do their work while lacking personal safety and care. The mental and physical toll has been immense. In order to take care of myself, I have been working to develop habits that will ensure I can do my absolute best each day. I’m now at a point where it feels right to step back into this space.
What does it mean for a teacher to develop their own voice? How does someone new to teaching figure all this out?
When we share our Voice, we take a chance sending out a piece of ourselves without knowing how it will affect others. And that’s the beauty of it! Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday
Not all mistakes are the same. Some help us improve, some define our characters, and a few help us to see we need others to succeed. #myPDtoday
Hope gives us the energy and desire to go forward, to learn, to reflect, to innovate. Hope is a candle in our darkness – guiding us as we continue forward. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday
If we are not willing to let go of ‘Who We Were’ we will not find out ‘Who We Could Be’ – we often fear that which brings change- that which pushes us to re-examine who we are. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday
There is possibility right in front of us if we but take the time to notice, to allow ourselves to slow down to see what might be, what we might become. Every day is a PD day. #myPDtoday
In this time of uncertainty, it can be easy to lose our way. Taking time to pause & refocus is critical to helping us seek a new path on which to resume our journey. Every day is a PD day.
“A1. Watching students make progress is success to me, moving from achieving at one point to another” @andreachalifour
Schools have a unique opportunity to help students develop patience as they work toward mastery.