Scott Boylen shared this tweet from Angela Maiers, and I agree with Angela that this should be posted in every classroom. Not only should it be posted and discussed in classrooms, but I think it should also be displayed in our staff rooms at school. We have amazing teachers in our profession, and they need these reminders about how amazing they are. There’s been a lot of teacher bashing and wage slashing in the past couple years, and it’s our job as school leaders to encourage and support our teachers. This is the time when we need to encourage meaningful contributions from our students and teachers. Carefully toeing the line isn’t going to meet the needs of our kids. Well-intended risk-taking can result in amazing changes for schools and students.
— Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) February 19, 2013