These individuals support, challenge, and grow me as a learner and educator. Over my time in education, I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside some amazing and passionate people both at building and district level. These individuals have encouraged me, stretched my thinking, and at times, pushed me outside of my comfort zone. We’ve laughed, cried, and even had some hard conversations, but ultimately they’ve made me a better educator and person for it. They’re more than just colleagues-they’re my family.
- School Community
There’s something to be said about a strong school community. When you see all stakeholders invested in collective efforts towards seeking and taking action on what is best for all learners, you know you have a strong school community. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be both an educator and parent in our school community. There are thankless and tireless efforts being done everyday to keep our school community strong. It’s more than just a school community-it’s family.
Yes, these individuals make up a large part of our school community, but we couldn’t do what we do without them. You’d be surprised how much I’ve learned and grown from these little minds. Seeing the world through their perspectives is inspiring. They’re matter of fact, speak truth, and can lift your spirits on a rough day. They’re unpredictable, yet some of the most growth-minded individuals I’ve ever seen. They look to us to support their growth as learners, love and support them unconditionally, and lead by example. They’re more than just kids-they’re family.
My PLN is an ongoing evolvement of awe-inspiring individuals, some of whom I may never even meet in person. I’ve met these individuals from friends of friends, Twitter, colleagues, and the list goes on. My PLN expands globally and provides such a wealth of knowledge. These connections have been invaluable to my growth as an ongoing learner. These individuals are more than just connections-they’re family.