It’s been nearly half a year since I’ve posted. Needless to say, the last 6 months have been a whirlwind. Going back to work August 1st seemed extra early, probably because I didn’t give myself a true break from all things education related - see my last post.
So what have I been up to? Being a Technology Facilitator at a 6A high school is no joke. I’ve met and worked with so many new teachers, and that barely seems like scratching the surface. A quick count shows I've personally worked with over 30 different educators. I get caught up in trying to make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time, and I forget about the small day to day wins. Wins like building relationships, growing teachers to be campus leaders, coaching new Google Certified Educators, increasing student engagement, mentoring a student podcaster by starting my own, offering tons of professional learning opportunities, and so much more.
My most recent breakthroughs have occurred with people who have been teaching 20+ years. I'm blown away by these teachers' willingness to learn and perseverance when things get tough for them. Every time I'm with them I learn something new too.
I pray I don't ever take for granted how much I love what I do. It's my mission field. Not every day is easy, and in fact, I feel challenged more days than not. For this I am thankful.