I discovered the Daily Writing Challenge – a community of people online who knew nothing of my circumstances but were continually kind and encouraging in their comments and responses. This community of kind people who I had never met gave me something positive to think about at a time when I needed it most.
I am proud to be a woman and I love the different facets of my identity. My relationships with other women make me the woman I am today. I consider myself very lucky to have so many strong, phenomenal women in my life looking out for me.
But how has my height shaped me as a leader?
As a system we know we have a recruitment issue, moreover we have a retention issue, perhaps we can mend the leaky pipeline of early career teacher attrition if we invest more in our mentors.
To be effective, there needs to be an emotional connection. Mentoring is a feelings and values-driven process. Mentors need to consider how to start building this relationship, in a virtual way, with their mentees from September.
At the start of lockdown I decided to use writing to create a positive daily habit and to also help me process my emotions about what was going on in the world. I started the #DailyWritingChallenge with the pledge to write every day, it was a pledge to myself. I shared this idea on TwitterContinue reading “The #DailyWritingChallenge Day 101: Reflections”
Who am I? What do I do? Why do I do it? What is my purpose? What impact do I have? What will my legacy be? What kind of human being do I want to be? How do I want to be remembered?
We long to be seen.
We long to be heard.
We long to be accepted.
We long to be valued.
We long to be loved.
We long to…be.
My world is and always has been just. However, my world is white. I live in a privileged bubble where I do not experience prejudice and I am not discriminated against.
A challenge… The Challenge… To challenge… To be challenged… Each reveals our true character.
How do we reflect on, capture and learn from the growth we have experienced by our resilience being challenged?