A5: I always try to say hello and smile at kids (and adults) in the hallway even if they aren't in my class. If I know their name, I use it... If I don't know them, I ask what their name is and then say "nice to meet you." #connection#BeREAL#OrEdChat
A4 #OrEdChat#REALedu Making mistakes is key for me. I am not perfect. I goof up, make mistakes, misread situations. I have received much grace in these moments when I admit my error and apologize. I hope to extend the same grace to others too
A6: Keep the work/life balance as best as you can. If you let work take too much of your life, you won't have as much to share with your students and staff when you are there. It's also a good way to burn out and not be good for anyone! #OrEdchat
A5 A little feedback goes a long way!
When we are silent, people often assume their own feedback. Their thoughts run wild with what they believe we are thinking. If we just give a little feedback, we can help them avoid these wild (&often not true) thoughts. #OrEdChat#RealEdu
A6 #OrEdChat Staying connected is REALLY important. School administration can be a lonely place and without talking through complex problems, support and listening to mentors along with our students & teachers we can quickly lose sight of our mission. Pick up the phone and call!
A6: Be instrumental in creating positive culture!! It's too easy to go down the path of negativity and complain about what is wrong... and I've definitely been guilty of that on occasion. Now I am intentional about spreading positivity, and try to be solution oriented. #OrEdChat
A6 #OrEdChat#REALedu I ❤️keep the kids at the CENTER of all you do! Why do I want to continue to grow as a teacher? It is because I want to empower students in their educational journey to explore new ideas & strive for success. They have to be the focal point.