Hey I-Team, and Happy May! I know all of my fellow educators love the sound of that since it's that time of year where the 2021-2022 school year is winding down...please excuse me as I pause from typing to do a little happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y'all this has been a year, but through all of the challenges, we are almost at the end of the school year. And this brings me to write a post dedicated to celebrations at every level.
About a week ago, my niece was showing us pictures of her youngest sister who went to her Senior Prom. Looking at the pictures and video, I just shook my head in disbelief. I wondered "where in the world did the time go?" It seemed like it was just yesterday that my niece's sister was toddling around the house holding on to her bottle. And now here we were looking at pictures and videos of this beautiful young lady as she headed off to her prom with her date. Of course soon to follow after the prom comes the graduation. Then it hit me...my niece's baby sister will soon be heading off to college in the Fall. I guess it's true what they say, nothing stays the same, everything changes. So now here we are in the month of May and the family is in celebration mode.
To be totally honest, the May blog post and podcast episode is one of my favorites. This is the time where I give my message of encouragement and positivity to those success makers at every level. Well actually my goal is to do that in every post, but I especially make it a point to do that in May. Interested in hearing my 2022 address to all graduates and those who've accomplished a goal this year? Head on over to the Intentional Instruction Podcast and tune in. Or better yet, just click the link here to check out the episode.
Simply Coaching Summit 2022
And speaking of celebrations, I'm excited to share with you that I'll be presenting at this year's Simply Coaching Summit! This conference is a series of Professional Development Opportunities designed with Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Aspiring School Administrators in mind. If you're interested in attending this 3-day virtual summit, just visit www.simplycoachingsummit.com for more information.
The Intentional Toolkit
Inside the Intentional Toolkit I've also included a few articles that are timely and connected to the blog and podcast discussion. To access them just click on the toolkit below. From there you'll be able to open the PDF. As always, I hope you find these resources useful.
Well that's all for now, but graduates, in those days ahead when it feels like nothing is going your way, or when you find yourself in spaces with people who don't believe that you have what it takes to succeed, think back to that moment of achievement. Think about the pride and joy you felt walking across that stage to receive your diploma (the one that you EARNED). Then remember who you are and Whose you are. I'm reminded of this prolific rapper by the name of Ermias Asghedom aka Nipsey Hussle who once said "it's not what's on you, it's what's in you that counts". And you...you have what it takes to succeed. Until next time, go out there and be GREAT!
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