Whenever you are changing things or making decisions for your building, you tend to question yourself when you hear concerns of why it might not work or how it should maybe look differently. I tend to listen so much, that I end up spinning my wheels and second-guessing everything.
I was spinning my wheels yesterday until I read this status written by Todd Nesloney:
You see, the last couple of weeks, I’ve been planning professional development to help make our PLCs more effective in my building. As you begin to talk about what makes PLCs work, you realize that PLCs will only function well if you have certain things in place. You need a strong core, common assessments, solid Tier 2 & 3 time, resources, good communication, trust, and willingness for everyone to dig deep.
Here is what is worrisome: If even one of those parts is missing, the house of cards could fall.
Knowing all of that, I will continue to push us forward. We may have to fake it until we make it. I may have to be the one who has the most confidence that this is what is best for kids no matter what the concern. I’m thrilled that we have the core, the common assessments and the resources we need to make it all work. What we need next is for everyone to know that we will practice until we are perfect and that we will work together to get this right.
Here is what is hopeful: I have a team who can and does do anything for our students. And a single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.
Principal of PreK-6th Grade