I love telling stories. I think one of the most amazing things to me is that stories are all around us…some just wait to be shared, others get missed. It’s fascinating to think about. My opportunities to follow students through the Flexible Pathways this year has been incredible. I’m so appreciative of all the folks in our schools that make these opportunities (opportunities that I didn’t have in my high school experience) happen. More than anything I’m impressed by our students and their level of professionalism and maturity. It’s been a great experience all around. This particular one was no different.
This was a fast day…but very productive. I had about three meetings and worked right through anytime I had not in a meeting. Breaking work into chunks and categories has really helped me focus my energy a bit…kind of wish I’d listened to this advice a long time ago, but oh well. We’re doing a lot of on-boarding for tech stuff this week and next. The tough thing with that is the time it takes, but it’s worth it in the end to provide stability to the rest of the learning community.
In this episode of Two Principals and Some Guy Book Reviews we take a look at:
Ryan’s choice…Goblin Secrets by William Alexander
Mike’s choice…The BFG by Roald Dahl
It was one of those days where I was perpetually five minutes behind. My new scheduling and organizational structure did okay, but I’ve definitely got to think a little bit about how to adjust when things change. Certainly more aware of what I can control and can’t control…and how to adjust my response to those moments. A work in progress….
Learned some lessons from the first vlog…always learning. I will say that I think Tuesday was one of the busiest days I’ve had in a long time. A big part of my personal scheduling work is really paying attention to “busy” vs. “productive” and honing in on that better end of things a bit more. I’m getting there. Also been taking time to really think about the priorities of life (major life events will do that to you) and make sure that I’m putting energy into things outside of work as much as I do into the work stuff. I’m sure you’re familiar with the struggle! Great day though…I dare say productive even.
Just trying to get back into the flow of things after being away for a bit. This helps me to reflect on the day, share out a bit of my new learning and what we’ve been working on and just have some fun. The audio on this one is poopy…sorry.
In this episode Ben forgot a book, Ryan shared The Power of Un by Nancy Etchemendy, and Mike shared a Vermont spring themed book called Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright.