Wow! Like that first wave of jet lag after a long, long journey. You get off that plane, you're excited to be at your destination; maybe explore a little or hit the beach. But when you get back to your hotel room and sit or lay down - it hits. I'm exhausted!
That's what the first full day felt like after seeing so many perma-grins on students and staff faces when they finally met each other for the beginning of a new year. Some "ooh's and awes" rang out as some didn't get the class or group of friends they wanted, but with the push to work together in cross grades - friends aren't really that far away.
Now the real fun begins (and real work). I started my staff off with this quote from Don Wettrick ~ "In my classroom, I literally work for the students, and they bring value to the class. My job is to help them achieve their goals, rather than have the students work for me. I'm here to help facilitate learning, help manage projects, and make connections."
I am the Principal at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Vancouver, BC. I am passionate about inspiring others to be creative, curious and collaborative in their learning