1:1 (one to one) is the theme of this school year. We're focusing on building relationships with each student as well as with each faculty member.
It was great to be back. I saw my fellow colleagues and met new ones as well. All seem to be really nice, that's how we like it at work!!!
As soon as we finished our traditional first-day-back omelette breakfast, we settled into the auditorium and the opening meeting began. That meeting was powerful. I felt like I was in church because my principal was on fire and as he spoke, many colleagues were shouting out "AMEN!". That attitude ignited a motiviation in us. It was awesome. I can tell God is using him!
After that meeting, we were divided into our "crews" and sent off to our breakout sessions (staff development meetings). These meetings were short, sweet and straight to the point. The highlight of the day was seeing teachers play with play-doh as part of one of our breakout sessions on learning strategies. LOL! It was great.
So, overall....I saw great vids, learned and sang the fight song and school song, had a great lunch, played with play-doh, and laughed and threw out some old junk from my classroom. By the time I knew it, it was time to go home. I stayed till a quarter to 5. I wanted to stay late, but my shoes were killing me...:(
Have a great day!