If you think about it, to focus on relationships isn't something new. Actually, it's Biblical and starts back with Adam and Eve. But I don't want to lose you so rather than focus on God creating Eve so Adam wasn't alone, I'll say this...we need other people in our life. Positive, healthy, and like-minded relationships provide encouragement, support, inspiration, rebuke, motivation, and so much more.
Our superintendent shared the usual curriculum and data necessary to remind us we teach in New York State yet placed a personal and important spin on our educational role. He said there are only two types of employees in our district now, instructional staff and instructional support staff. It doesn't matter a person's job title when it comes to investing in the lives of others. There isn't a job or person more important than the next, we are part of a team working towards the same goal.
In this case, schools are working towards the education, development, and growth of future generations to make our United States of America the best it can be, with a generation empowered to carry on tradition with new and informed decision making. We're not all called to the field of education in a school system but we are all designed to build up and train others. It's a matter of perspective. You have so many different relationships and opportunities to be a blessing, never underestimate where you are or the lives you touch.
As iron sharpens iron,
What is your role in inspiring, empowering, educating, or encouraging the next generation?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323