About five months ago, we “seemed” more optimistic. Some pandemic numbers were headed in the right direction. There were more mandates and then evil seemed to form this schism wider and deeper than the Grand Canyon.
Black or white
Empty or full
Nothing seemed quite so simple.
I blogged about point of view here.
As school begins/continues/or is perhaps even delayed . . .
here’s some food for thought.
Give yourself grace. Pause. Think. Take a deep breath. Listen to understand.
Is it really this simple?
It’s not easy. There are multiple “sides/views” of every interaction.
Solutions require us to look each other in the eye.
We must let go of the old and ineffective beliefs and practices.
We cannot grab onto the “new and shiny” promise dangled in front of us.
We must center students and their identities in all that we plan and do.
We cannot let fear keep us from embracing the work needed for our students to flourish.
We must stand together in unity.
We cannot stand by when loud voices take over the bully pulpit.
What can you personally do? What are you WILLING to do?
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