I am participating in a Leadership Learning Community as facilitated by the Ounce of Prevention & Chicago Public Schools' Prevention Initiative program. This is one of 6 learning communities being facilitated this year and I am excited about this opportunity. For me, this is a safe place to share ideas, worries, achievements, etc. Today was our first meeting and we spoke about the goals of the community and set ground rules before creating a list of topics we might like to discuss.
The question posed today was how we came to understand & value quality....
I have had an interesting journey to get to where I stand & to become who I am, writing this post to share with you.
A friend of mine recently asked, "How did you know what to do when you got this job." Honestly? I didn't. But I did know what I didn't like in a supervisor when I was a teacher. So I did the opposite of that. Much of my work has been based on this type of reflection. Of course, some of what I do I have learned from mentors in the field. I am so thankful that I made the leap to Chicago as it dramatically changed my philosophy of education -- in a 180 motion.
I am so excited to see what this group will bring to each other; I think it's a great opportunity to step outside of our centers and share hardships, problems, and also our triumphs in a reflective & supportive environment. I'm pumped.
I needed this kind of boost :)