“If they don’t stand for something, they will fall for anything.” -Gordon A. Eadie
What do you stand for? Who are you as an educator?
I have been working with my staff to come up with our school’s “30-second elevator story” and we have a solid shared vision that will continue growing and evolving as we grow and evolve as a staff. It got me thinking–what is my 30-second story as an educator?
I admire people who whole-heartedly know exactly what they stand for. I don’t think I have that crystal clear vision of who I am and what I stand for. Or do I? I was brainstorming ideas, and I came up with this top ten, in no particular order.
- Strong positive relationships
- Need-satisfying environment for students and staff
- Supporting student emotional intelligence and character development as much as academic growth
- Empowering students to be curious life-long learners
- FUN, including lots of laughter and light-heartedness
- Assuming good intentions
- Continuous improvement
- Listening to understand
- Looking for strengths
- Solution-oriented, keeping problems small
I know I will refine this list and change it as I continuously learn and grow as an educational leader. Educators out there, I am curious, what is your top ten? Comment on this post or share your top ten on Twitter and include @allysonapsey.