something worth sharing

Posted by James Walsh on 7/13/2020 11:00:00 AM

Got this one in an email the other day, I liked it so much I just had to share it.

A man came across some bricklayers and asked them what they were doing. The first responded, “I am laying bricks.”

The second said, “I am making $17.50 an hour.”

When a third bricklayer was asked, he replied, “I am a building a wall."

But the fourth one said “I’m building the most beautiful cathedral in town. Years from now people will be able to come together here and worship.”

The same could be asked of administrators and teachers.  At any point during your day working with staff and students, what would you say? What would your staff say? Ultimately, what are you trying to accomplish? Why did you choose to be an educator and are you living that out daily?

When people ask educators what they do, the answers are usually "Superintendent", "Principal", "Teacher", "Coach", "Counselor", or "Secretary". But those are just job titles. What you really do is you provide direction, guidance, and encouragement in order to help take a young person from where they are to where they need to be. You help people reach their potential and maximize their success. You build up and develop the future members and leaders in our community.

I want to encourage you today to constantly remember why it is that you got into education. Furthermore, I encourage you to lift up, inspire, and support each other to remember their why and continue to build something special and lasting.