Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What Do You Want to Do...

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On three different occasions today I have been asked "what do you want to do?" After a good cry, some soul searching, and feedback from my husband and three amazing women...I think I can honestly answer that question now.

I want to...

  • Surround myself with people who will push my thinking and challenge me to be a better  human being.
  • Be an inspiration to all the people I work with...students, parents, teachers, and staff.
  • Be a part of the decision making process.
  • Empower students and provide them with a platform to share their dreams and passions.
  • Make school fun, yet challenging and have it be the best part of a student's day.
  • Provide opportunities for our students to experience the world outside of the Northern Virginia bubble.
  • Help our students to become empathetic global citizens.
  • Make a difference locally and globally.
  • Provide students with an environment where inquiry, collaboration, presentation, and reflective learning are the norm.
  • Work with innovators.
  • Help create innovators.
  • Surround myself with smart, positive people.
  • Make school different.
  • Create an environment where students can create, learn, and lead.
  • Share my love of learning.
  • Take risks.
  • Provide opportunities for students to be creative problem solvers.
  • Continue to dream big.
  • Help students find their passions.
  • Encourage teachers to find their passions.
  • Build relationships/trust with the people that I interact with on a daily basis.
  • Encourage others to make their mark.
  • Provide authentic learning opportunities for our students.
  • Create environments that are conducive to learning.
  • Make my mark.
  • Learn everyday.
  • Look at the world differently...to have the courage to stand up and do something that isn't "safe."
I guess it is now up to me to make this all happen. It's hard to say what the future holds, but at least I have a better understanding of what I really want to do...

8 comments:

  1. What is that quote...leap and the net will appear? Sounds like you are heading into an exciting year:)

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    1. I would like to think it will be exciting...Sometimes I wish I had a clear picture of what my path was. Maybe not knowing is part of the whole journey. :)

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  2. I so admire you. And I agree - not knowing is part of the journey! Simultaneously the most fun and terrifying part. When I feel unsure, I try to keep in mind what Seth said when we saw him - that if he could tell his younger-self anything, it would be, "It's all going to be okay".

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    1. You are so right and thank you for reminding me about that powerful statement. Maybe this is something that I will learn during my 40's. :)

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  3. I love your list. And it seems the real question you have tackled here is HOW you want to be, which is awesome because you can apply that to any work.

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    1. Thank you, Joey. You are right, I really did not define "what I want to do", which is good because that leaves more options for me to explore.

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  4. Thank you for this entry. In showing your vulnerability, you give others courage. The whole tone of your Learning Journey Blog welcomes fellow travelers.

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    1. Oh, wow! Thank you, Merry. You just made my day! :)

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