This is just a quick post to note some observations I’ve stumbled on today that aren’t going to be shocking or new to anyone!
We’re getting a new phone system in our school. Here’s one of the phones in the office:
No need to adjust your screens, that’s really what the phone looks like! I keep waiting for it to transform and ask me if I’m with the Autobots or Decepticons! I started thinking about how just a short time ago we had this:
This one now sits outside my office in homage to the technology of the past.
Then look at this:
How many schools have a sign like this at their entrance? Tons, right!? These signs were donated and built for schools long ago (in some cases not so long ago) as the best way to keep the community updated on what’s happening at the school. You could only update once a week or so and had to make sure you had enough letter e’s or o’s to make it through the message you wanted to share. Now, many of these signs, like ours, are falling away…literally (we’re sadly taking ours down soon due to rotting) Now we have this:
I’m proud of our progress, but also awed and painfully aware of the importance of not losing the human connections in all this change.