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. "
Take a minute to let that last one sink in.