The Elementary Principal

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Filling your cup

I just completed a weekend of teaching a graduate course on Positive Discipline. I have to say that as of Friday evening there wasn't really "positive" anything in my sights. I could go on and on about the frustrations that I showed up with but you'd read this as a fellow administrator thinking to yourself, "so tell me something I don't already know"...:)

The teachers in that class over the course of the weekend definitely re-energized me. In reflection though this has to be a priority for all of us. We get tired, frustrated, and just plain "bummed out" with the day to day difficulties that come with the greatest job in the world.

ADMINISTRATORS OF THE WORLD... LISTEN UP... TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELVES!!!!

This is so easy to say but often so difficult to do. The reality is, you can't give what you ain't got!!!
If you walk in each day emotionally empty you are not helping your building, staff, kids, or community. So I write this to you with all encouragement and support.
Take care of you too.

3 Comments:

Blogger CHATTI PATTI said...

Amen! Unfortunately, our minds are always at work!

6:28 PM  
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4:12 PM  
Anonymous Lily said...

I agree. Work hard and play harder! I am a workaholic by nature but am really trying to chage.

Fellow principals...how do you deal with a staff who lost their long loved principal and can not get over him? :)

6:53 PM  

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