A mistake stays a mistake if you don’t grow from it and respond positively moving forward. We all make mistakes. What I am most proud of, and I feel that I can teach young people about that translates to anyone’s life, is how to be resilient and move forward. Keep your vision ahead and what you truly want to be happy. Do not allow for “mistakes” or circumstances sway you from that path for too long. Get right back on the path that you want.
Education continues to evolve technologically, and new theories and ideas seemingly come every school year. It’s hard to say what education will look like in 10 years. My hope is that students can be more connected socially, emotionally, and mentally over time.
One of the very first pieces of advice I received when I began in education is to be aware of the teacher’s lounge. I try to gravitate toward positive people, and the advice I received was referencing the potential
for “energy vampires” to influence my thinking or to throw negativity at my way of thinking. IF I listened to some of these energy vampires, I would be receiving negative recommendations all too often.
I have definitely been more conscious of leading a more balanced life. Sometimes it’s ok to say no to something that is asked of you and do things for yourself. There has to be a healthy balance of work/life/play. Everyone has a different level that works for them.
I am a big fan of Jon Gordon. The Power of Positive Leadership is a book that I have listened to several times during my commute. It’s a reminder to me to keep the positivity in everything I do. This leadership style is effective in any walk of life.
For me, this goes back to one of the previous questions. Have a life balance that works for you. Your mental health is so important in anything and everything you do.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
My family would laugh and say this applies to me on the basketball court. I was never afraid of a shot anywhere in the gym! This quote goes for any walk of life, however. You must take a chance now and then to reach big-time goals. Don’t be afraid of failure. Failure is what allows us to grow.
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