Surest Way to Fail
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Somethings are not shaping up to be how I wish they would be for next year. Ever experience that… When things don’t look like your best-case scenario? Problem is, your best-case scenario could very well be someone else’s worst!
When it comes to most things in life, there are so many variations and opinions on “BEST” – teaching assignments, class lists, physical classrooms – everything. I love Bill Cosby’s quote – because it reminds me that it is almost impossible to put a finger on “SUCCESS” -but a sure recipe for failure and dissatisfaction is to try to please everybody.
So, as this year comes to a close and decisions are being made for next year, I am reminded of the importance of going back to the basics… going back to why we really do this job in the first place. It is for the kids, and so long as decisions are made with them in mind, with them as the priority, timetabling – and the scheduling of the art room, PE classes, and so on and so forth – it will all turn out in the end, so long as we are keeping them in mind as TRUE priorities!