Whitney explained this opportunity for reflection to me, I was excited to participate and use it as a great way to dig deep on what I truly believe and energize myself before another fun and busy-filled year begins. When crafting my beliefs I unpacked thoughts upon my experiences in education. I call myself a hybird. I have been a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher as well as an elementary assistant principal for six years! So the hybrid in me sees many situation from the admin and teacher perspective. Here is what I came up with as my SEVEN Education Core Beliefs.
Many of me core beliefs stand on their own, but there are a few I would like to share more about!
No significant learning happens without a significant relationship!
Relationships are KEY! I'm going to be brutally honest here, if you are in education and you don't care about building a relationship with students or parents, you are in the wrong place. Kiddos flourish in places they feel safe and valued.
Parents give us the best they have, and he/she walks through our door EVERY morning.
Don't miss this one, friends! It is easy to become frustrated by the little things in our teacher world each and every day. Remember that these kiddos are the blessings from the LORD to a family. Who knows the background on each child and family? Odds are, you probably don't! The family could have struggled with infertility for years and then THIS miracle happened! THIS precious miracle walks through your door every day! Open your eyes and hearts to the untold stories behind the kiddos in your class or school!
TOGETHER, we are better!
It's not about the ONE, it's about the MANY. Two heads are better than one. There is no "I" in TEAM. Need I say more?
Failure is the best teacher.
This one is hard, especially for parents! Understanding that when we fail, we ARE learning! It's all part of the process!
Last, but certainly not least is a quote from George Couros, get over to his blog RIGHT THIS MINUTE! Great stuff!! Technology will not replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational!
Thank you so much to Whitney for this awesome experience! It is now time for me to send you on your way to the next blog in this fabulous blog hop! another sweet friend of mine: