Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Right Mindset

I have continually preached this message this year: our job as educators and leaders is to reach EVERY one of our 3,000 students.

We will measure our success by how wildly excited our students are to come to school each day. Is this a lofty dream? I am sure skeptics out there will say I am crazy. They will bombard me with excuses of why we can reach perhaps 80%, but never 100%. Too many variables we cannot control.

Yet- which of those 20% are we willing to discard? How many doors are we willing to knock down to reach each of the 3,000 that have been entrusted to us? How hard are we willing to fight to see each of our students be as committed to learning as we are to teaching?

Rethink education. Find a way to engage ALL students. Continually strive to create an environment rich with passion- with emotion- with zeal. That in the midst of this crazy world we live in - perhaps our students can find a respite in coming to school each day.

I read this quotation tonight- which really prompted my desire to write. If we as a collective profession took on this mindset, we would win this next generation of leaders, thinkers, and doers.

Let us fight for our students. If we do, and we remain committed to this fight- regardless of the obstacles we face- we will win.

“I am a soldier.  I fight where I’m told and I win where I fight.George S. Patton

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