Today, we had a district-wide, grade level zoom call with our upper admin. It was just to check-in and see how everyone was holding up. It was also a place for us to share ideas of things that had been working for us in our journey to support families with learning in this strange time.
As each person shared out what they were doing / the feedback they were getting- a few things became clear to me.
First and foremost: the creativity of people in this crazy time is unmatched. I am so impressed by so many of my colleagues and what they are doing to support the families they have direct contact with.
Second: The resiliency and grit of my colleagues. Everyone has experienced a challenge in the last two weeks that has changed or pushed the limits of what they thought they knew / could do. The willingness to try anyways, despite the hardship, is inspiring and heart-bolstering.
Third: the realization that we are so much better together than apart. Our minds, our hearts, our souls, our dedication and our passion- much better as a unit than as separate entities. We need each other. During this time especially, but always. We need to lean on each other and embrace the ideas of others and move forward. Out of the hole. Into the light.
Friends, we really are #BetterTogether, and #TogetherApart