"The nature of relationships among the adults within a school has a greater influence on the character and quality of that school and on student accomplishment than anything else." Roland Barth
I find this statement incredibly profound. How we feel about each other is important. What would that look like in a school? Here are a few things Roland Barth says we should see:
• Educators talking with one another about practice.
• Educators sharing their craft knowledge.
• Educators observing one another while they are engaged in practice.
• Educators rooting for one another's success
The famous Babe Ruth said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." From his perspective, teamwork is what matters.
What do we need to do to create a culture that emphasizes collegiality, collaboration and sharing? How can we all shine? I think that we should time to think about this. Share with me what you think!