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.
This is a time to pause as the decisions that are made at this time will have a ripple effect on education, children & families for years to come.
If we review our routines and practices, those habits, routines, and practices that no longer are blooming can be removed and we can encourage new ones to take their place.
It’s tempting to sit in the corner and then, voila, to amaze us all with your perfect answer. But of course, that’s not what ever works. Seth Godin The other day I gave a presentation in an undergraduate class about using social media in teaching. During the discussion, I was asked if students should continue to…
We do get bogged down by obstacles. They grab our attention. We spend time pondering how they got there. We even spend energy being angry about them. None of this is helpful. We have to look for the openings, choose well, and find our way around them. Rob Hatch How often do you hear someone wishing they…
How do we approach doing something new? Do we often see doors being closed? What is our attitude?
Is the focus on deficits or on strengths? Identify and help others to grow their strengths.
Change and innovation requires a leap. How are you leaping and encouraging others to leap?
In a recent Switch and Shift article How Technology is Challenging the Human Side of Business, Pam Ross discusses her role in helping leaders bridge the technology/human relationship gap. The thing is, technology impacts our workplaces and our culture like never before. To the same degree, it also provides ways to better connect, communicate and…
We devote time to what is important but who gets to decide what is important in a person’s life?