Showing up. Because it matters.
In the last few days of the school year, it’s easy to become relaxed and to “loosen up.” It’s also tough to engage our students in new content and new lessons when they, themselves, are ready for a break. Students might feel like “it doesn’t count.” And, technically, it might not for the grade book. However, we need to model that it always counts. If we aren’t engaged with our students, in reflection, in helping them set goals for the next year, in team building – if we don’t model that it matters, if we don’t show up, how can we set those expectations for life and career for our students? It’s an opportunity for making learning personal, for team and relationship building, and for students to explore something of interest. Try something new. Show up. Because our students matter.