Learning about learning
2014 is going to go down in history as a year of celebration and change.
Joanne let me see secularism through our conversations and her perspective. Coming from a world devoid of Christ certainly is different than the place I live. We are both educators, with similar lifestyles, but certainly very different thinking. We have had many heated debates as she wrestles with her newly found faith. This has given me a better sense of compassion this year. It is my honor to mentor both Joann and Stephanie and walk into 2015 together.
Celebrate and change. For me, it will be a change moving into another job. As I've been going through the interview process, I've been able to redefine who I am and what I want in my career. I'm not changing who I am by any means. I'm just sharpening the focus a bit. I've realized how much I enjoy leading and teaching others, and look forward to working with another team. I also recognize the maverick that I am, and that creativity leads to innovation. However, many are threatened by it so I need to learn to tread lightly.
With change, comes predictable patterns. I anticipate the ups and downs of the new year with the changes, but I'm making a point to celebrate along the way. I hope you are too.
Teacher by training, learner by design.