We all have celebrated the moments when we inspire our students. In those same moments we have become inspired as well. Often the inspiration takes us on a journey through the reflective epiphany of a fear to take a risk with something or a realization that we have purposefully avoided a challenge. However, in the face of this inspiration, we know we must seize the moment, push forward and “Be Brave.”
As an instructional technology specialist I am constantly looking for this dynamic between student and teacher inspiration that leads to risk taking and being brave. After seeing this in many of the teachers and students I work with, I chose to capture through video some of the benefits of heeding the “inspiration boomerang” in hope that more “inspired bravery” would occur. This video is just a small picture of the teachers and students in my district that daily inspire one another.
One of the teachers, Mr. Suhr, was recently featured on our district Instructional Technology blog, “Making IT Click.”
As Teacher Appreciation Week ends and we begin to bring our instructional year to a close, I hope 2013-14 provided many moments inspired bravery. As we reflect, think forward, and set goals for 2014-15, how do you plan to continue to “Be Brave?”