I LOVE the time I spent with grade level teams on Wednesday. We had some amazing discussions around Mental Health and Wellness AND Social Emotional Learning. We were able to take some time to look at PANORAMA data. As all great data does, it left us with more questions than answers. And you KNOW I LOVE QUESTIONS!
We have work to do and we know it. Now it's time to do what we do best which is figure out how to get the results we want! One big take away I had from our meetings on Wednesday was that we actually are doing A LOT of GREAT things! A LOT!!!! In fact, we might do TOO MANY great things! What I mean by that is that sometimes in out attempt to plan lots of great lessons we forget to spend time GETTING OUR REPS IN! We need to give our kids time to practice the behaviors that we want them to begin doing independently....deep breathing, positive self-talk, compassion for others. We don't need to create lots of big elaborate lessons do to this. Less is more and reps help us build skill. Because we don't control our outcomes, we EARN them. And we earn our outcomes by getting our reps in.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:
"The most powerful force is the cumulative effect of repeated behavior over time."
Let's help our kids get their reps in!