Take the higher road

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Are you willing to do all that it takes to reach today’s students?

We can’t afford to take the easy way any more. We need to take a higher road, and pay attention to colleagues who have chosen this road, colleagues who:

  • Hold high expectations for all students—and succeed beyond all expectations
  • Challenge all students, acknowledge their different learning styles, and make sure each one learns before moving on
  • Persist in taking risks to find better ways for students to learn
  • Create or join study groups to examine best practices, lessons, and student work
  • Take time to create feedback opportunities through mutual observations and conferencing
  • Meet regularly with colleagues using agendas designed to improve instruction
  • Mentor and nurture new colleagues offering support, ideas, and compassion
  • Stay after school to prepare and meet with colleagues
  • Go the extra mile for students every day and on weekends
  • Attend students’ games and performances…

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Posted on October 28, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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