Last Thursday was a great reminder for me. I was able to spend the entire morning at the 2nd Annual Special Olympics hosted by Fairfield High. I couldn't have even imagined leaving before it ended to go back to the office and check emails or process paperwork. Spending time with the students and being part of their day was so important!!
Our students need us to be present in the moment, to appreciate them, and to make every effort to improve their overall experience in our schools. We can't connect if we are sitting in an office. We can't appreciate them if we aren't part of their experiences. And, we definitely can't improve their overall experience in our schools if we are only interacting and listening to the adults.
As you get ready to head out the door today, take a moment to prioritize your day. How much time are you planning on spending interacting with kids? If you realize that you have planned very little or no time at all with students today, see if you can rearrange your calendar to make it happen. Once today is gone, we can never get it back. #KidsDeserveIt
We are in this for the KIDS!!!