Three words she said to me rang something deep in me.
"Whispers of doubt."I wrote them down when I got in the car. I needed to process them and write about them some day. Today's the day.
Whispers of doubt seep in...
when we try something new
when we want to say "no"
when a "good morning" is not responded to
when a student rolls her eyes
when students struggle
when the timing is off
when a coworker sighs
when we feel alone
when we don't feel we can commit
when we work for 12 hours on a weekend
when we get one negative parent remark
(even alongside six positive)
Whispers of confidence creep up...
disguised as an EdCamp
full of passionate teachers
supportive - ALL...
If it's best for children.
If it's best for children,
make time for what you believe works
stand up and defend what's right
speak out to the world
share the ideas
work on prioritizing the problems
then work on solving the problems
speak what you want to happen
listen when others share
Even if you have whispers of doubt.
I love my career. Job. School. Coworkers.
I wish we could get together in edcamp fashion more often.
I also love these "edcamp junkies" who are a special tribe.
Thank you Rebecca, Carrie, Maggie, Ben, Josh, Megan, Andrea, Michael, Heidi, Aggie, Ashley and Chuck Taft ;) for another stellar #EdCampMadWI
I am blessed.