Lesson #5: Take Everything Given to You and Make Something Better
Education is constantly changing. We face changes and challenges each and every day. Government officials change, the accountability system changes, new mandates are passed down, staff retire, students change. None of these changes can cause us to lose our focus, and keep us from making our school or district better. When challenges arise, we can choose to get better, rather than getting bitter. We can look at our successes and realize that we have made our school/district better. We have made our students better. We have overcome challenges before and will overcome the next set of challenges as well, because of our desire to leave things better than we found them. We need to reflect and ask ourselves, “Are we using all the resources that are available and making something better?” Ask yourself, “Am I getting better? What are my plans to improve this year?” We literally get nowhere with complacency, but get everywhere with advancement. Take what is given to you and move forward and make something better! Be legendary!