Courage – do what’s right especially when it’s hard and unpopular.
Have high expectations for everyone including myself.
Justice – every child should have what they need to succeed. Fair is not equal.
Relationships are key. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Everyone should have a say in their environment.
Stop believing we know what is right about how every child learns. Ask them. Open our minds to new possibilities.
Wisdom – to have the humility to know that I don’t know everything and the confidence to continue to learn.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” – Unknown
Learn with students and from everyone you come into contact with.
It is less about being right. It’s more about learning and considering different views.
“Am I hear to learn something or to prove something?“ – Holstee, Reflections newsletter
We should spend more time asking questions than pretending like we have all the answers.
We all need to rethink our beliefs regularly.
Discipline – to have control over my emotions and actions and to live my life according to these ideals.
“Excellence not perfection” – Adam Grant, Think Again Podcast.
Life is hard. You have to keep grinding every day no matter what.
“The impediment to action advances the action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” – Marcus Aurelius