Rejuvenation and Reflection

This week’s Leadership Column is courtesy of LaTonya Wallace

As we close out the school year, we often have opportunity to reflect on our successes and failures as an educator. We all go through this process, whether we are a classroom teacher, secretary, counselor, building service worker, and/or administrator.  Why? Because we have the most rewarding career there is and that’s to be a champion for young people.  Most of the time, when I meet with teachers they use the end of the school year to highlight the accomplishments of their students.  They typically speak about the student who they thought they couldn’t reach.   The common thread for them is “relationship”.   

Many educators take the summer months to rejuvenate their bodies and minds, but while they are doing this they often reflect on the students they couldn’t reach. The good thing about this is, we all get a chance to do a re—do to inspire and champion around students in the upcoming months.  As I took time to reflect on my closure of the school year, I came across a great read! I hope it helps you to start a new year when working with your students!


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