Summer time is ending and change is in the air! Teachers, parents, and students are arriving at schools across the land. Is is always so refreshing to meet new colleagues, visit with returning colleagues, and appreciate how our students have grown in so many ways.
Many teachers write about the horrible changes in the education field. This time for me is simply exhilarating! Socrates said, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new." Building a new life in the new educational landscape can be a challenge, but our students' shiny faces tell us that it is well worth the risk.
Our school is fully implementing a new STEM strengthening Rigor approach this year. This includes STEM projects and PBL across the disciplines! How exciting! To know that we will all be strengthening the rigor in our classroom curriculum through PBL and 21st Century technology.
So take a deep breath and lead the charge at your school and help build a positive future for all of our students. It is up to us. As Matthew West sings, "If not you then who...it is time for us to do something."