Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Just slow down.  It is that panicky time of year when positions and jobs are shifting and moving about.  Instead of slowing down and thoughtfully thinking through our options, we are rushing to post an opening in fear of losing out on the best candidates.  And in our rush and hurry, we forget to take care of ourselves.  We seem to have forgotten the care and keeping of humans.  When a team member leaves for another school, it should start with a celebration of their steps forward.  It should be filled reminiscing about happy memories and well wishes for the journey ahead.  It should be tended carefully with sincere gratitude for the many years of service.

It should not be met with immediately posting for that vacancy – a space, a blank instead of a person, a teacher, a professional.  Slow down and take care of each other.

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7 thoughts on “Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  1. I am dealing with a similar issue at my school, and it makes me sad. My principal found a candidate at another school that he thinks is so good he is moving a teacher he already has at his school to another position that she doesn’t want. Take care of your people!

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  2. Indeed, take care of each other. I am always surprised at how schools – the places that essentially raise our children – don’t take care of their families.

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