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This I believe. . . with an attempt at order. . . but none are negotiable -
10. Working with kids is a privilege.
The privilege of working with kids is just that – a privilege. If your heart isn’t in it, you aren’t going to be effective and could probably make a better contribution elsewhere. If your heart is in it, you are so needed – and you can make the world a better place.
9. Together, we are better.
Added by Barb Holden on April 25, 2011 at 12:49am — No Comments
I have been feeling the need to celebrate our youth! They are an amazing group of people, and I am privileged to work with them each day.
I am an Assistant Principal, and I am excited about our youth and the potential they have to contribute to this world. . . . also about the contributions they are making now. There is every reason to be feeling ‘hope-full’ about our youth today.
Each day, when I go to work, I meet young people that are committed to making…Continue
This weekend, I invested in a set of Henkel knives. I am in awe of these knives; I can’t imagine that we have managed to cook without them at all. This morning, I cut some celery sticks for lunch – and they cut like butter.
Living in a world of metaphors, I thought about how we resource our schools.
Do we always identify and…Continue
Added by Barb Holden on April 12, 2011 at 10:20pm — No Comments
Why would we ever believe that anything less than providing for individual needs, interests, abilities – gifts and talents would ever be good enough for all of our children?
Throughout my career, I have been committed to children and their learning with particular focus on the inclusion of students with special needs. I didn’t enter the profession intending that inclusion would be a focus in my career – I was blissfully unaware of exclusion. …Continue