Focusing On Possibility, Not Impossibility

Is it just me, or do schools attract some really interesting people?  I say “interesting,” but for a moment, allow your mind to drift to other words that might feel a bit more mean, yet at the same time, more accurate.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?  While in the classroom, I had quite a few co-workers in the less-than-super-colleague category: individuals such as The Big White Guitar, The Bacon Hunter, The Fanny Pack and Ms. Cocktails Before Noon.  (Click and then prepare yourselves.  Oh yes, it went down.)  I think it goes without saying that at times, I was guilty of taking a deficit mindset when it came to my colleagues.  There was a lot of “of course she can’ts” and “why bother asking hims” and “she would never be able tos” and, well, some eye rolling.  So much eye rolling.

So yes, maybe I can be a bit harsh when it comes to judging my colleagues but if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…

But what drives me insane is teachers who carry that same type of deficit oriented thinking into their actual work with students.

Ugh.  Who’s with me?

Mrs. Mimi

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