There are many things I do in my day-to-day job as an elementary principal. Signing paperwork. Sending parent communications. Drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon. The variety can be best described as exhausting and exhilirating and I love, love my job. The best thing in my job? Hands down, it's learning. Every single day I learn.
I learn with kids. I learn from kids.
Every Monday is No Office Day for me. No meetings. I spend the entire day with kids and teachers and I love it. I learn from the amazing teachers in our school and I connect with kids. Most days, I'm rarely in my office, but on Monday I'm never there. You can read more about No Office Day in a blog post I co-wrote with some administrator colleagues this past fall.
|This kinder needed me to help him tie his shoe |
and needed a hug
|Kids helping each other learn|
|First graders learning about |
technology and collaboration
|Learning from Kate Messner |
in an all school author Skype
|Writing about learning|
|Phonics is fun when you teach it like this!|
|This kinder student shares her writing!|
|Learning about history at Angel Island|
|Learning about teamwork and history|
|Showing what we know in Minecraft Club|
|Learning that kids love to dance!|
|Learning the name of every student|
|Learning that all kids should love school|
|Learning to knit|
|Learning that kids already "get" selfies in TK!|
|My friend and amazing principal Amy Fadeji inspires|
me every day! This is us at New Year's in Truckee and 9 degrees!
|A Google doc where leaders from across the country |
share ideas from our Voxer chat
|#leadwild is our hashtag|
|Hosting a Project GLAD training at our school|
My job? Learning. It's the best thing.
This is part of the #youredustory blog challenge. It's not too late to join!