Complacency- Do Not Let It Happen
The summer is here and the pace can slow. But summers go too quickly and before you know it, you are back in the classroom. I like to take the summer to rejuvenate, rethink, and reflect on what has happened and what I would like to see happen. And to date, this summer, the one thing that does not seem to go away if the fear of complacency. There is so much we have to do as teachers. We are handed so many tasks, so many standards, so many measurements that it seems that the students get lost. Where are they? Who are they? What do they need? What can we offer? I do not want complacency to win. Each and every student is a unique individual that needs to be reconized as such. We have too many different souls to teach and need to approach each day with the goal of maintaining our focus and committment to teaching each individual as an individual despite the full court press to fit all the square pegs in round holes and reduce everyone into the same standardized mode. I do not want complacency to set in. I do not want to see educatiors begin to view the students as automatons- little robots- Please, take a moment over these few short weeks to renew and refresh yourselves so that our students get the best and the brightest from all of us when we return.