Change is inevitable in all facets of our lives. We change our hairstyle, our eating habits, our routines, our friends, and even our needs versus wants with NO explanation. I make changes every day which result in me doing something different because something in my life isn’t working. So tell me, why do educators need to wait until a new school year to embrace change?
“It’s already February.”
“Let’s wait until a new principal is hired.”
“I can’t handle one more thing on my plate right now.”
We are creatures of habit, and the word change scares us. I get it. I was the kid who couldn’t handle any change up until the age of 31 and became a mom. So, the term micro moves or micro shifts works really well for my kids and the staff I work with as well.
In my role as RtI Coordinator, I use micro shifts a lot, and I use this motto to help move change along (without calling it change).
“What if doing something different, makes a difference?”
I love being an educator, but I don’t love the mindset of waiting until the new school year to implement something new. Perhaps a micro shift or micro move is in store for you?
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