Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful for Personalized Learning

Thankful for these learners!
All my friends are posting on social media about things they are thankful for, and if you’re like me, then you are probably scrolling through the images reflecting on the way your life has been blessed. Of course I’m thankful for the obvious things such as family and friends...but I started thinking about what makes me feel overwhelmed with thankfulness. You see, usually that word, “overwhelmed,” is used in a way to express the massive amounts of stress we may be feeling due to deadlines, grading, administering assessments, juggling work with a personal life, etc. Well, while that may be true, (and trust, I feel this way A LOT!) I thought maybe it was time to use the word in a positive way. I am overwhelmed with thankfulness.

I am overwhelmed that I get to work in a district that supports innovation. I am overwhelmed that my principal is as passionate as I am about personalized learning. I am overwhelmed that I get to work alongside the best teachers in the field who will stop at nothing to do what’s best for kids.

You see, I’ve talked with a lot of educators from all over the country over the past few years about personalized learning, innovation, and the support they dream of having. I know how blessed we are at Lincoln to be able to do push beyond our limits to see what’s possible.

Finally, I’m thankful to all of you that take your time to read this blog. It’s been awhile since our last post. A ton has changed in the past few months, but I promise we are still doing incredible things, and I will post about all of that after the holiday. I just thought maybe we could reflect on what makes us “overwhelmed” this season. Please leave your comments below! We would love to know what you are thankful for!