I want to share a few quotes and thank you's today!
"Staff development should not be perceived as something we do unto the weaker teacher or reserve for inexperienced staff members. All staff members, including principals, consultants, and teacher mentors, should be able to announce, "This is my year to study ------." There needs to be a genuine feeling that no one has arrived. Everyone needs to be swept up by the deeply engrained value placed on adult learning."
"I’ve come to believe there are only two things you need in any new teaching situation to succeed-humility and inquiry."Lisa Delpit
I have spent more time this year learning new things, than using what I already knew. It is a humbling experience to realize that there is so much I don't know! Thankfully, I have had wonderful mentors to help me. They have extended a hand of fellowship and made me feel competent and accepted.