I set a goal for myself to write an inspirational, positive blog post each week of the school year. I’ve been proud of myself so far this year, until this week. This week has been rough. I’ve been in my office most of the week administering assessments to 3rd graders who are at risk for retention due to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. As an educator who loves nothing more than seeing children passionately engaged in meaningful learning, it was difficult to watch them sit for hours on end taking a test that would ultimately determine the fate of their future.
This week I haven’t felt inspired. So, I’m giving myself permission to feel uninspired. I’m giving myself permission to feel annoyed. I’m giving myself to let some things go.
Next week will be a fresh start.
I hope you give yourself permission every once in a while, too.
Here is your staff update for April 8th.