I can hardly believe that this is the end. Over the course of the program I know there have been times when I was more engaged and thoughtful about my participation and then times when I was overwhelmed with life and felt as though I wasn’t giving it my all. I share that because on the weeks where I just wasn’t feeling like participating I would read something someone wrote and often get a new idea and energy from their perspective. I appreciate the work of everyone in the program. I am feeling a little emotional as this is the end. I am excited to move forward and wish everyone the best of luck.
3 things I’ve learned from this program
- Advocacy comes in many forms. It doesn’t have to be on the news or be in a huge public forum to be effective.
- Big picture – looking at how everything we do has a larger impact. intended and unintended consequences.
- More to learn – this is not the end of my learning. As Louise Derman-Sparks said we will never be finished learning, there is always another perspective, more knowledge to gain, and then going back and questioning what we initially learned and how what we have learned since has changed that view.
I have many goals that are transforming over time. The most important thing for me is to stay passionate about whatever I am doing. I have seen educators loose there passion and stay in the field when they would be better off making a change. I don’t want that to happen to me. My goal is to learn about as many areas in the field as I can so that I am aware of the big picture and the far reaching consequences of what I do.
Thank you again to everyone. It has been a great journey and I am excited to move on to the next phase. I am sure that you all are just as excited. My best to you all!