Monday, August 7, 2017

Gearing up for 17-18

Hello, blog readers!

No, I didn't fall off the face of the planet.  Life events forced me to truly disconnect this summer, which I rarely do.  It was needed and it was worth it.  Since my One Word for the year is BREATHE, I knew this summer must be one of rest.

But...a new school year is upon us.  As I move from dreading the alarm clock to the inevitable excitement a new year brings, I am reminded of a quote from the movie, You've Got Mail.  





We met our new hires today during Digital Learning Day.  I wanted to tell them all the things - how our district promotes risk, how we believe in learning beyond the tools, how little kids can and will when we have growth mindsets. I wanted to tell them that is is less about technology and more about relationships, that if they are willing to let go, the sky is the limit for our kids. I wanted to tell them that they have as much to teach me as I have to offer them.

It's a lot for a "first day", but I know that they will learn that in time.  

As a Digital Learning Coach, I am only as good as the relationships I build.  I may not be able to buy them all newly sharpened pencils, but I can be there.  We are better together and it is a mission I accept with pleasure.

Here's to a GREAT year.  It will be great because we will make it so.

Teach Me Something Tuesdays will be back this year and until then, let me know what you are interested in learning in the comments!

7 comments:

  1. Alli,

    This post spoke to my heart. At the beginning of the year, it's all hustle and bustle. And while all of the "stuff" and skills and information is important - it is meaningless when the human connection is not there. I experienced you as a coach before I had the pleasure of working with you -- I can tell you with confidence that your ability to connect with others and make it known that you care about them is solid. Thank you for this post!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for reading and the kind words!

      Delete
  2. YOU couldn't have said it any better, my friend!!! Ecstatic for another year of growth TOGETHER! Thanks for helping our new friends.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't wait!! You inspire me so much!

      Delete
  3. What a FANTASTIC description of what's best for kids learning. YOU amaze me. I can't wait to get started. 😊❤️

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so grateful for you! What you do in the classroom is magical!! I learn from you every time we work together!!!

      Delete
  4. Great post! So glad you got to truly disconnect! I'm always secretly thrilled when I can go a whole summer or weekend day without turning on my computer.

    ReplyDelete

 

Template by BloggerCandy.com