In the Navy we were trained to make sure that nothing is overlooked because there are consequences when things are not done right. This is why my focus will be on:
We need to make sure we are laser-focused on the classroom. Every decision we make must help to create the best environment for students to learn and teachers to teach. Teachers need to be aided by technology rather than encumbered by it. With effective use of technology, teachers have more time to be a part of a child’s life and can be the inspiration for their success…that can’t be replaced by a computer.
I have always loved the quote by Theodore Roosevelt…that “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles…”
As Parents, we know our world has become full of critics. We see and hear them every day – but that should never stop us from encouraging our kids to stand strong in the arena and do the right thing – even when no one is watching.
So many parents I have talked with don’t care who gets the credit, they just want to be sure that the work gets done and their kids succeed.