As author and speaker, Patrick Lencioni, shared, some things change and some things remain the same.
Let's take a look.
Our purpose as educators remains constant. We are here to make a difference. In Konocti that means teaching and leading in a way that teaches content and character.
Due to Covid-19 and distance learning, some of the strategies and priorities have shifted. Training began to emphasize an increase in one's technology skillset.
In terms of the needs that remain the same:
1. People want to belong
2. People want to contribute
3. People want to see and measure that contribution
As Victor Uribe shred by Diane, The Night Before Distance Learning. Twas the night before distance learning
and all through the town
everyone was thinking
how will this go down?
Students and parents and teachers all wonder.
Can I make this work? What if I blunder?
Passwords, logins - do I have it all ready?
Easy now, take a breath, remember to be steady.
There will be blips, there be unknowns,
but we're in this together, you are not alone!
One day at a time, this is not a race,
a new journey for all, so please give grace.
Grace to yourself and grace to each other.
We will get through this one way or another.
Students want to learn,
and teachers want to teach,
families need to work,
so it may be a reach.
But, patience and respect will guide us through
this strange experience that is new.
I'll say it again (and many more times),
we'll work this out....things will be just fine.
Here we go folks, this could be a while.
Just remember to be kind, and of course......to smile
Slow and steady and surely....................