The Cardinal Way
Sharing and Learning at Southport High School
Leading and Learning: CORE VALUES
I can accept feedback and take action in seeking a solution.
Before we can practice this value, we need to think about our Core Value of INTEGRITY. A person with integrity is someone who is honest. A person with INTEGRITY is someone that tells the truths that we need to hear (even when we don’t want to hear them) to improve. Now, once we have the truth, our RESPONSIBILITY FOR GROWTH is vital. It is our choice in how we respond to anything that is said to us. Much like the equation I mentioned last week -- E + R = O -- we are responsible for how we respond to every event in our lives. Every bit of feedback, even the feedback that is negative, can be turned into an opportunity to learn and grow with the right response. First, we have to accept the feedback, examine it, own it, and find the truths in it. Then, put it into action. Action is required for any growth. It is not good enough to just accept responsibility for the words or ideas, we must do the work to get better. When we get feedback, we have to make one of two choices. We can make excuses, defend our behavior, and blame others. Or, we can get better. Find a way this week to own the truth in your life and get better! Improvement happens in small incremental changes, not massive, sweeping changes. Make a change, no matter how small, then the next and the next and the next. You can get there if you are willing to commit to doing the small things remarkably well over an extended period of time.
Thank you to:
- Thomas Wright and Dave Copeland for hosting music events this week. It was good to see groups back in the auditorium.
- our Spring Sports coaches. As Spring Sports begin to wind down, we appreciate all our coaches do to keep kids engaged in school and athletics.
Grateful Friday Challenge
Happy Friday! Happy Last Student Friday of the school year… today marks the beginning of the last five days we have with our current students. (Sing it with me...It’s the final countdown!)
One hundred seventy-five days have come and gone and we only have FIVE (Well, four if you don’t count next Wednesday) days left in the school year! Where has the time gone?
We have had a great year celebrating ourselves and each other during the past 10 months, and now here we are… smiles are a little bit bigger, steps get a little bit peppier, and life seems a little bit sweeter as we can see the effort of our years worth of work with the students who are filling our classrooms.
Today, let’s do our own version of a countdown. Can you complete all five of the #SHSGFC challenges below? I know we are all busy, but taking the time to celebrate all the great things from this school year will make the day even better.
Ready… Set… Go….
Today do the following:
Give: FIVE high fives during passing periods. (or you can go with first bumps to follow better COVID protocols...)
Give: FOUR genuine compliments to students throughout the day.
Ask: THREE people who their favorite teacher in school was.
Write: TWO hand written notes of appreciation.
Give: ONE big pat on the back to yourself for being the best version of yourself every day!
High Five! Four…. Three…. Two….. One!
With banners flying as we go! #FlyAsONE
180 Days of Learning -- #CardsLearn
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