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5ive For Friday

1. Feedback: Do you ever wish you could go back to your 20 year old self and have a conversation? Give advice. Give warnings. Help yourself choose the right path? I do! I would do so much differently! (Yes, I know, we get into the whole "butterfly effect" but just play along). Feedback is one way that other people can do that for you right now. I get feedback from family, friends, co-workers, my supervisor, students, parents, my trainer, even strangers on the street. Feedback when I was younger was tough. I didn't like it. It felt like I was doing something wrong. It wasn't until I became a parent did I realize how valuable feedback is. After all telling a toddler "don't touch that is hot!" is good feedback and it is really not that far from the feedback you get from Loryn, myself, Sara, your team lead and so on. It is important and valuable and there is probably a good reason behind the feedback. Chances are we have made the mistake you are making or we have learned along the way.


2. Rules are for other people. I'm so glad I don't have a long commute to work every day. I couldn't do it. When people don't follow basic and civil rules of society it can be frustrated. Just like the one guy who can't wait and goes around 40 cars even though the sign said merge. Or those parents who talk on their cell in car pool. The guy who goes through the express line with 16 items. The sign clearly says 15 items or less! I'm getting upset just thinking about it!!


Frisco ISD has expectations as well and they are for everyone. Whether it is guided reading, following expectations with number talks, pulling small groups, not doing test prep or simply dress code. We all fall under certain expectations with our jobs...don't be the guy driving on the shoulder when the sign said to merge...simply merge.


3. Get: Google Cardboard. Virtual reality at it's cheapest. We should have these on our campus very soon (maybe...I'm working on it) and hope to look at different ways we can use them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZXjoMMigJU


4. Who is inspiring me: Philosopher Marcus Aurelius and these words:

"Objective judgement, now at this very moment. Unselfish action, now at this very moment. Willing acceptance - now at this very moment - of all external events. That is all you need."


5. Another question to answer related to point 1: https://docs.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/forms/d/1tAX_sYFhUMc9nbXpoSg1mrt_ibT1KVVUJkwXtukZ_3M/viewform


Don't forget I'm asking you all to humor me (office staff too) and answer this question and these from last week.

https://docs.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/forms/d/1nSjV9NyJp8S8nDlXjWh2M0-fobQdFb0jT4yqPbFDSbU/viewform


I really do have a plan with all of this (it is a long process).


Our February Staff Development Day is a month away. We are working in cooperation with Bledsoe, Nichols, and Pioneer Heritage to host a special event. It is called Train Ugly and it ties directly with our mindset book from last year and our PLC process. You might get your feathers ruffled by Trevor but you will be challenged. It is called Train Ugly. Here is Trevor talking about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnFLWi3l08U

I am so excited to hear Trevor speak!

What does this all have to do with Hosp?

Everything!

Trevor is going to teach us about having the right mindset and challenge us to look at how we do things. Marcus was telling us to be objective and unselfish with our actions and this is something I know I am constantly working to improve. Google Cardboard has taken virtual reality and put it in everyone's hands. Just wait until you see how you can make learning come alive using this tool! Finally, be open to feedback and apply it. We all wish our kids would...but do you?

Covering Windows..

Teachers do not cover windows from the hall looking into your class. I will share more at the February staff meeting. If your window is covered please remove the paper immediately.

Have a great weekend!

-Aaron