The topic for #mdeschat last night was looking toward the New Year. While the challenges of teaching and leading are many, it was reassuring to hear the hope and energy expressed by many in last night’s chat. The last question was “fill-in-the-blank” and the answers are a good example of the power of positive thinking.
“2015 will be a great year because…
…I will continue to avoid “the box” and create an environment where creativity is valued.”
…I am surrounded by passionate educators who uplift, encourage, empathize, understand, care, support, hope, heal and love.”
…we have amazing resources to utilize as educators! Twitter networking has no limits!”
…that beats the alternative.”
…more and more educators are stepping out of their comfort zones for the benefit of student learning and growth.”
…I will listen to understand.”
…each day my own PLN grows and I get to learn from brilliant people who have much to teach me.”
…I will continue to build strong, long-lasting relationships through social media.”
…I have family by my side, a career that’s invigorating, and a network of colleagues on Twitter to support me!”
…I have a balance between work and home and a child graduating high school.”
…I’m lucky enough to have another year in the world’s greatest profession!”
…I have decided to make it so.”
Such inspiration from people who spend every day supporting teachers and students! Perhaps Brandon Kiser’s (@SchooLeader) last statement says it best, 2015 will be great if we only decide to make it so! That spirit of thinking reminds us of our potential. Is it possible to make significant change and progress just because we decide to? I sure hope so.