Happy Monday moanin, the week before the week of Thanksgiving break 2012. My mentor would remind me that the week before the week of any break can be a real challenge for any school community. There are many reasons for this , but really it comes down to everyone wants some time off and it is still more than a week away. As a result focus is lacking and everyone seems to have their sense of urgency on the upcoming break and not on doing their best work . This is truly a time when all educators need to practice some resiliency. Among the many definitions of resiliency, this is the one I like:
Resilience is an occurrence of rebounding or springing back the ability to recover.
So if things begin to get a little zany this week, be ready to rebound and refocus. Practice patience and be well planned. It is a great time to model this for your students. It is certainly a skill that all learners need to acquire and use to be successful. We all need a dose of resilience. Lets all get to work and make it a great week.
Quote of the week;
” Always do your best. It is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.” Ruiz