How was your weekend? What did you do to take care of YOU? I was able to take two yoga classes. It was great. I don’t yet consider myself a true yogi, but I do find such joy in taking classes.
And now it’s a brand new week. Are you ready? What’s on your to do list? The Office of Instruction team in New Bedford Public Schools is working this week to enhance their already strong Instructional Guide to make it strong-er.
Beginning with the end in mind, this terrific team is thinking about what the staff needs to know and be able to do to ensure that all students in New Bedford Public Schools will have the opportunity to engage in powerful teaching and learning to ensure that they each become:
Creative Problem Solvers;
Critical Thinkers; and
Compassionate Community Members.
The team has been DISCUSSING how to achieve this goal for every student. They DECIDED it was about building capacity in those that serve students. So, first things first . . . they are aligning the professional development plan to the goals outlined in the strategic plan.
I can’t wait to see where this goes as the work continues. This is one dedicated team who isn’t going to stop until they have a plan to start strong-er – no matter what the 2020-2021 school year looks like.
Way to go, team NBPS!