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5 Transformative Questions Educators Should Ask

It’s the small decisions we make every day that produce the greatest transformation. Sustained transformation will not take place without intentionality.  To experience continuous growth year after year, we must have deliberate systems in place that directly support reaching our goals. My goal is to foster sustained transformation for teachers, administrators and school districts around the world by engaging their hearts and minds.  I am continually encouraged by educators who work tirelessly to improve our craft.  To help you combine your desire for growth with action.  I’ve designed five questions to support you in intentionally aligning your behavior with your beliefs. As you approach this new year,  consider these five transformative questions: Am I seeing the needs around me?  Commit to do the things you can do. Does a student in your room need extra encouragement? Can you provide an opportunity for a student to learn more in an area of expressed interest? Do I have a mentor’s mentality? Set a goal to build a relationship with your students and use what you learn to position them for success as a contributing member of society. Who can you take under your wing?  Am I studying my students? The more you learn …

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Inspiration – Becky Dufour

As we prepare for the PLC 2019 Summit, my heart is overflowing with gratefulness. A year ago Becky Dufour, a dear friend and mentor stood at the back of the large ballroom as I gave my keynote speech. Although she will not be present tomorrow, as I look around the room full of educators and those who care about education, I know her work continues not only through me but many others. Inspiration takes many forms. Sometimes it is a photo, a song, or a still small voice. For me, it is a sweet memory of a kind spirit who was sure to notice all and never ever give up. She was simply beautiful inside and out. So for all in attendance at the PLC 2019 Summit, we a mission to fulfill and a message to deliver. Every child in our care is worth fight for. Becky Dufour believed in each of you and worked hard to prepare a place for you – even though she did not know you by name. Today, I call you forth! Educators – take your place, inspire your students to learn, expect them to better humanity, and demand their very best. In memory of …