This is the time of year where teachers and students can see the last day approaching. The great schools count the last days as the final few opportunities to touch lives and inspire students before they leave for the summer. The last days of school also move so quickly that most of us forget to reflect fully on the entire year.
Looking back, most of us focus on the relationships that have lived through the school year. Students that we have nurtured and teammates that we have grown with. For most of us, the relationships come first!
We also review our successes and unique moments. Those learning opportunities that were memorable and the special occasions that may never be forgotten.
Because we are about learning, I think it is important to reflect on one more area of life in a school. We need to look back on the things that proved our perseverance. Whether successful or not, what did you work on throughout the year? What did you stick with? What new and positive habits did you form?
Sometimes, the act of perseverance can actually be our greatest success!