August 30, 2015

Move Your Bus, Y'all

Hi, friends! It's been a while! I am 4 weeks in at my new school, and things are going... well, it's going!

As I try to stay afloat and survive the back-to-school chaos in addition to getting acclimated at my new home away from home, I've been trying to stay positive. 

A happy teacher is a good teacher. 

Well, that may not be exactly true, but you get the idea. 

I've been reflecting on a book that I read over the summer written by the truly incredible Ron Clark.

I was able to download the book for free with my free Audible trial. I listened to it while I was packing for my move. A lot of the stories in the book were the same stories that Ron Clark told when I went to visit RCA in May, but I still loved the book, especially because it was in his own voice! I plan to add a hardback to my bookshelf soon. 


My Biggest Move Your Bus Takeaways:

  • Don't get caught up in negativity. I know we hear this all the time, but it's imperative. Some people thrive on negativity and will try to drag you down with them. 
  • "Runners" don't "run" for the sake of competition or to receive credit. They "run" because they genuinely believe in what they are doing, and they find motivation intrinsically without seeking affirmation from others. 
  • As a "driver," there is nothing more detrimental than killing the spirit of the "runners." Morale is important. Morale is especially important in a field like education, where lots of little lives are involved and impacted by our emotional well-being.
  • Even "runners" make mistakes. And that's okay. "Dear Runners, it is okay to allow yourself to make a mistake. Give yourself permission to forgive yourself and move on. You can’t run with a mistake on your heart. Let it go. And, don’t be afraid to ask for help. We think we have to prove ourselves by having all the answers, doing things well, and independently, but we don’t."

Take a minute to let that last one sink in.

1 comment:

  1. In a few months, we are doing a book study on this book at school. I can't wait to read it!!
    Glad I got to "meet you" in the tpt chat tonight! :)
    Mrs.Christy’s Leaping Loopers

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