Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Almost Perfect

Have you ever had one of those moments when everything that involves your work was next to perfect?  Of course asking for "perfection" might be a bit much to ask.  But think about it.

When is the last time you sat down behind your desk, put your hands behind the back of your head, fingers locked of course, leaned just far enough, taken that deep breath and taken in that moment?

We, as educators, rarely have time to sit in that chair and even try to fathom finding that moment.  I would, however, challenge you to ask yourself, and your colleagues, to find that moment in time.  Just like we teach our students when it comes to goal setting, make it attainable.  Have that professional development moment with your staff when you ask them to sit in their chairs, rock back, ever so carefully as not to tip, and take that moment in.  It is to often that we get caught up in the urgency of our position.  We, like our students, have to set the goals, work towards them and celebrate the success.

I share this today, of all days, because it happened.  I was able to experience that moment in time when all of the planets aligned.  For a moment in this day, there was perfection*.

All be it brief, it was a snapshot of the big picture.  It was that moment when all the students where in their learning environments and all of their teachers were on their proverbial "A Game".  It was simply, amazing.

So, the next time you have a moment to sit, just for a moment, try to do so when its possible that Mercury through Neptune are one behind the other.  For of all of the feelings in our day and for all that we have to accomplish, we as educators, need to rock back in our chairs just far enough.

Time to run, back to work.