Welcome to Episode 3 of my summer video series—Imperfect and Unfinished: Stories for Reflection and Teacher Renewal
Where we’ve been…
In Episode 2, we uncovered our “Passion Profile” and the energy that drives us as teachers. These Passion Profiles are intended to help you create some perspective on your professional identity and your vision of equity. They are meant to spark conversations with each other so we can celebrate what makes us unique and appreciate what we have in common as colleagues.
Where we’re going…
In Episode 3, I share a bit about my own “bests and worsts” and invite you to gain some self-knowledge.
To become a better, happier teacher, it is crucial to be able to see ourselves—when we are at our best and also at our worst. And it can be hard to create that vantage—that internal perspective we need when we’re moving at the speed of school. And it can be really hard to look into that mirror when we are not at our best. When we’re feeling discouraged and defense, it’s easy to want to hide in our silos and insulate ourselves from all the chaos of school.
In this Episode, I hope that I’m able to create some more internal vantage on your own professional identity so that you can gain some self-knowledge. And I’m going to share a bit about my own bests and worsts as a way to invite you to “look into the mirror and not run from what we see” as Parker Palmer might say. Find out more by watching the video above.
See you down the road!
Every episode of Imperfect and Unfinished has an invitation to reflect and a downloadable resource.
Share your story with us. Here’s how!
I hope the stories and activities in these videos help us create communities of belonging and grace—the type of relationships we need as imperfect and unfinished teachers. And I’m inviting you to share your story with us and the people you work with.
- Reach out to a colleague. Send them a link to Episode 1. Tell them what your experience has been like and invite them on the journey with us.
- Share your experience with us in the comments section of this blog post. And perhaps take a moment to reply to a comment that’s been written.
- Join us in our Facebook Group: The Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher. It’s not just for math teachers. If you’re enjoying these videos, come on over and find us there.
- Follow me on Twitter (@mathgeek76) and let’s start a conversation. We’re using #ImperfectUnfinished.
- Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’re not alone. I’ll geek out with you.
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