Andrea, Adam Grant’s discussion of care and ‘feeling joy of progress’ reminds me of
Once we jointly answer questions like “why would people care about this” and “how does this support people starting to care about this for the first time” and “will this stop people who care now from caring”, we have a place to work from.
I’m in this business because i think i might be able to help, here and there, with trying to build a culture of thinkers.
about ‘care’ as learning’s first principle.
I have been thinking a lot about Baird’s statement on friendship since you posted it
. I feel I too often overlook the importance of the small stuff.
Do you mean someone that you have not had the chance to meet IRL before?
Great reflection Andrea. I have been left thinking about losing trust and how some chasms are sometimes too big to bridge.
This is such a nice reflection. It has me wondering what characteristics would make up my list and how I myself might stack up against all of this.
This is a great post Andrea. I always found it awkward to say the least to have a coaching conversation with the same person who I set my SMART goals with. Even worse when we were all encouraged to focus on the same goals to make the process easier.
If policies such as accreditation demand new mandates, then time provisions need to be equitable and sustainable, but most importantly, mandated. To influence teacher retention in a positive way, all policies must consider teachers’ high workload and support teachers with mandated time allocation to create more work-life balance.
Andrea Stringer’s response to a post in The Conversation: Six ways to support new teachers to stay in the profession.