Wow - halfway there already! 15 straight days of reflecting, connecting & blogging. Pretty darn impressive really. Kudos to everyone for being so dedicated, so reflective. I've already learned a lot!
For today's reflection, we are to share our top three strengths as an educator, so here goes:
1) I am a collaborator. I seldom want to work alone, as I see so much value in talking with others & teaching with others. The co-learning and co-constructing that goes on when you work with others is just so powerful.
2) I am an innovator. Pushing the envelope of what is done, how it is done and why it is done just thrills me. Combine that and collaboration and you had me at hello.
3) I have a great pair of perspectacles. In my position I am frequently called upon to be the intermediary between students, teachers and parents (and the occasional outside agency). In order to make sure everyone walks out of my office happy, I have to work hard to see things from each point of view - what are their hopes? Their fears? Their non-negotiables? To do this, I need to take not just one but many perspectives, so I pull out my perspectacles (love that word!).
What hasn't been said but I hope comes through loud and clear is that I am passionate. I am passionate about student success & teacher success. Nothing beats the glow of people who truly believe they can do it. And if I can be a small part of that, then hey, my day is made.
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!