What if we educators behaved like the students we want to see the children in our classes become? This is aspirational thinking – modeling the ideal. How would we act in meetings (our “classes”)? How would we treat professional learning or in-service days (more of our “classes”)? How would we talk about such learning opportunities as meetings and in-services? How would we listen, risk, engage, encourage, and trust? How would we ask questions? How would we prepare and organize? How would we view and feel about quizzes and tests – assessments – of our learning? How would we empathize?
Be the change you wish to see in others.