One thing I really do miss about pre-pandemic life is getting away from the place that I both live and work for a few days at a time. You need critical distance from the places and people you love to be able to appreciate them properly.
From the cleaners who come in at night to the Chair of the Board, everyone plays a role and needs to know that they are on the same team and their effort makes a difference.
I remember participating in a school-wide PLC program many years ago where we met once a term. In my group, we had the business manager, the cleaner, the music teacher and the head of the English department. Although the process had its challenges, the intent to recognise everyone’s voice when unpacking school matters was clear.