My first job was at a school that I was the only new teacher in a small school. I sat writing names down to help remember who they were & what they taught as I was going to co-teach reading comprehension an hour in five separate classrooms. Then they used their first name outside the meeting! I didn't have first names. Then I said, "I don't teach writing." The truth was, I didn't know how.
There were mistakes (there still are mistakes!) I was barely treading water in the beginning, my why got softer & softer. After 15 years, I switched to an integration specialist and beginning frantically treading water again. To the point when I asked a colleague why he didn't reach out to work with me he replied, "I never know which Tana I'm going to get." OUCH. But it kick started my why again.
The goal is to share visions plus actions. If you could design a school, what would it be like? Would it connect to your why when you were that first-year teacher? What's your hope?
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