My Manifesto

Mid-Week #pandemicreflection – July 7, 2020

I’ve been working on this for a few days… my manifesto. Was it coincidental or full intention? Things seemed to come together today. From conversations to emails, I managed to create my manifesto. As mentioned in my last blog entry, my friend and I decided to make a manifesto for the upcoming year. I realized that I needed a new vision. I needed something to work towards that is driven by my why. I reflected on what was important to me. My mission and purpose have not changed. I’ve been here before. Where I am going has changed. It was a serendipitous day with ups and downs but I am happy with what I have developed. I hope this resonates with you.

I love…

  • teaching and learning
  • people
  • connectedness

I believe…

  • that anything is possible
  • in relationships
  • in trust and respect

I value…

  • competence
  • community
  • collaboration

I am committed to….

  • enhancing student learning experiences
  • asking questions and taking risks to lift people
  • keep learning (aka. educational research)

My focus is on learning… for self and others. I will do whatever it takes to develop a sense of belonging, place of learning, and collective efficacy where we can aspire, imagine, and achieve our fullest potential with joy, kindness, and compassion.