As I sit back and really think about taking risks, I continually wonder if we are doing this as adults? Are we modeling what we ask of our kids? To do so it takes an incredible amount of vulnerability as teachers.
- new lessons
- a new grade level
- trying other new things
- speaking up and having our voice heard at a meeting
- leading other teachers and sharing our knowledge
- having someone watch us teach & give feedback on a lesson we know we are not strong at teaching and we fail in front of people
Connecting it to my profession:
*I want to be a teacher that is known for being vulnerable and taking risks.
*I want to be a teacher that is known for just going for it.
*I want to be a teacher that is known for giving my all.
What have I got to lose? Taking risks can be scary, but I just have to take that first step and go for it! I love this image so much. Yes, it is spoken in the context of marriage, but doesn’t it also apply to teaching? It’s not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. Just go for it – one step at a time.