Leading Beyond the Swell

There is a lot to be said about education, about schools, about teachers and particularly about principals. This blog is my views, stories, research and reflections on my leadership, my school, the students, the teachers, the support staff, the community in which I live, the people who enrich my daily life who in one way or another enliven my learning to empower our students to be #clever #resilient #creative #kind #caring #empathetic and #adaptable for the unknown future. A day does not go by without my thoughts on how I/we/us can do exactly that. I am in the “arena” ….. influencing a new wave of education, beyond the swell.

‘It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. … The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,

because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly….’ 

Exert from ‘Citizenship in a Republic’, Theodore Roosevelt, delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris,  France, on April 23, 1910.  

The credit My life view and work view are one in the same.