The Cardinal Way
Sharing and Learning at Southport High School
Leading and Learning: CORE VALUES
Sense of Community
I can depend on those around me and they can depend on me.
Your classrooms are a community, our school is a community, and Southport is our community. In each of those places, working together is vital to our success. We can only achieve this success if we can depend on those around us. We need each other. Too often, we try to do it all on our own and solve the problems we are facing by ourselves. In a world of exponentially increasing complexity, no one person can do it alone. The problems are too complicated, too difficult to solve by ourselves. The skills it takes to be a great solo performer are very different from those it takes to work in a group. We need to be intentional about teaching the skills needed to work in groups. Education systems too often only reward the great solo performer when the team skills are vital to our future success. We need to teach students how to depend on each other and make sure they know they can depend on us. We do not need more individualism and self-promotion. Take some time this week to talk to those in your community about the importance of working together and depending on each other. Together we will find success!
Thank you to:
- everyone for your help with ILEARN Biology Testing on Wednesday!
- James Thorpe for taking care of our grounds in a week where we have seen all four seasons!
Grateful Friday Challenge
Friday! Friday! Friday! It’s hard to improve on that -- we have a weekend coming up and the weather forecast for next week is looking much warmer! The stresses of returning from the hybrid schedule can make you question yourself, your teaching strategies...maybe even your very existence. Ok, that may be a little much, but the weeks (and another change for the year) have definitely added some different and new stressors.
Some of the best ways to deal with the stress are to be reminded of all the good we do...all the reasons that we love our job...all the reasons our kids are amazing. To do that, your #SHSGFC is to take the following statement and fill it out. Take the time to fill it out for at least one colleague.
A teacher who has a particularly strong influence on my life, but maybe doesn’t know it is ___________.
A moment that stands out for me with this teacher is ______________________________________.
To spread the love, gratitude, and the #SHSGFC, the bonus challenge is to print the document linked below, pass it out during your iPass and give students the opportunity to complete this statement for one of their teachers at SHS. Then find some time before you go home today to deliver the notes to those teachers.
We all need reminders; we all need to feel gratitude. Spend the day spreading joy and celebrate what makes us great!
Be An Influencer!! Thanks for another great week. We are one week from May!!!!
With banners flying as we go! #FlyAsONE
180 Days of Learning -- #CardsLearn
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