Hopefully everyone remembered to fall back! Clocks changed today!
I am the Lord, the God of every person on the earth. Nothing is impossible for Me.—Jeremiah 32:27
The month of November is a time we think of “Gratitude” and “Thanksgiving.” What does “thank you” mean?
If we take a little time this week to look into “Gratitude,” “Thanksgiving,” and “Thank You,” we can discover how often it is used in our daily lives and the lives of others. What does it mean in our lives?
While talking with several different people from my past over the past week, I discovered the many layers we all have. I wanted every person to share with me their stories and memories of their professional educational journey.
Memories are important to me for many reasons. As an individual suffering from a TBI, I have been told by many doctors of the possibility of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s. At the time of the injury, memories were already taken, and working each day to keep what I have is important.
Let’s learn more about the layers we have.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”Steven Spielberg
In my professional opinion, I strongly believe in mentoring and coaching all members of education. As an individual who began her career in education as a teaching assistant, I received mentoring and coaching. Those were informal and formal programs over my years in education.
As a leader, I have been blessed to have opportunities to mentor and coach at all levels. I love doing both! Giving back to others is so rewarding and watching them grow is amazing. Mentors share knowledge and experience and help mentees develop and grow. Coaching provides guidance one-on-one for particular goals established over a period of time.
Teaching and learning are being looked at today in many different ways. While talking with seasoned teachers this past week, the conversation turned to how teaching changed over the years, and the joy of teaching was taken away when No Child Left Behind legislation was passed. Many mandates and regulations shifted education, and it cut into teaching. Instead of teachers designing and connecting, they were told what, how, and when to teach.
Listening to them tell me their stories over time and then talking about what is happening in the classrooms today, I could hear the frustration from teachers and students. Building hope is needed. How can we support education?
We thank all who have served to keep us safe and free to all who are serving today to stand up for life, liberty, and the U.S A. To those who have lost their lives or suffered in other ways, one day is not enough for all of us to say; God Bless you and your families for all you have given we can never repay. Thank you.