by Jimmy Casas
"A couple of weeks ago I was working late one night clearing up a pile of paperwork on my desk that had sneaked up on me over a period of just three days. As often happens to me when I am organizing my desk, I got sidetracked. I came across a stack of paperwork for early graduate students that needed to be signed and as I began to examine each student record closely, my mind wandered off a bit. Instead of rejoicing in the fact that these students had met the criteria for early graduation, my mind wandered to those students who over the course of the last couple of years and had given up and quit school. I quickly began to pull up their pictures on our student information system so I could look at their faces again. In doing so, it became personal to me. As their principal, I couldn't help but feel I had not done enough. After an hour or so of doing this, I sent out the following tweets."
Jim Lerman's insight:
The onset of winter weather and the holidays often brings a dampening of the spirit, a slowdown, or simply a dip in energy. It's good to be reminded that we all are responsible for making the spaces we inhabit and work in more positive and enriching. We make the immediate environment we live in.