Do-Overs — Every September!
It’s what makes education so much fun.
If something didn’t quite work out this school year there’s always next year. Our profession is kind of unique that way. I’ve always liked the fact that we get to press ‘reset’. As teachers, administrators and support staff we get do-overs all the time.
We also have an education system that supports repeat opportunities for students. I’d like to take a close look at WHY we should remember to have that mindset of providing do-overs for our students.
School is a safe place — as educators we take enormous pride in creating spaces that are emotionally safe for everyone regardless of their story or history. For some of our students the stark reality is that we may be the ONLY place in their world where they feel the most connected to an adult. A place where some may form their only trusting, compassionate relationships with a caring adult.