In my last post, I talked about how important it is to understand what your word is. Your word is your purpose distilled down to a single word that defines why you do what you do. It’s your own personal why.
In years past, my word has been Options and Mastery. But as my role has changed, so has my word.
My new word is BUILD.
Actually this word has been a huge part of what we do at Mindsteps for quite some time. Everything we offer is designed to build master teachers.
Even our leadership series is all about how to build master teachers.
We show you how to give feedback that builds teachers up instead of tearing them down.
We show you how to build accountability in a way that doesn’t destroy trust.
Every tool I design, every book I write, every workshop I create or deliver is focused on one thing – Building educators up so that you can make the difference you came here to make.
I bet there are others of you out there who are also builders. What’s a builder exactly?
I’ll tell you in my next post.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear your guesses about what a “Builder” is. Tell me your guesses in the comments below.