The contents of your wallet--is that how you measure success?
The biggest house on the block--is that how you measure success?
As an educator, how do you measure success? Your A-F grade?
I recently heard the notable Oklahoman and Express Personnel founder, Bob Funk, say a person is only as successful as the last person he or she helped, and I believe that is a good measure of success.
Unfortunately, those individual educational success stories hardly ever make the news. I am really tired of reading and hearing about abusive educators, embezzling educators and unethical educators. Those stories many times squeeze out the positive educational success stories. I take pride in being an educator, but some days my professional pride is truly challenged.
At the end of the day, an educator’s success stories are measured in seemingly small victories: one of your students discovering the love of reading, one of your students having enough college credit (via concurrent, dual or Advanced Placement enrollment) to enter college as a sophomore or that most unlikely of all students receiving his or her diploma. Your success stories (quiet as they may be) are becoming the success stories for other Oklahoma educators, and they help encourage us all to fight the good fight.
Thank you for always inspiring and bringing pride to the profession!
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center recommends that all families have—and share with their children’s school—a family preparedness plan. Such a plan outlines who is responsible for the care and custody of minor children in the event of an arrest, detainment or other happening that would make parents unavailable to their children.
As we mentioned in our previous blog post, we will be highlighting a few of the valuable products and services that OPSRC offers to public schools throughout the state.
Do you have trouble keeping track of your favorite websites and articles? Is you bookmark list out of control? Are you having trouble finding that great blog post you wanted to share? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is hope. Here are some suggested applications that might help organize that clutter.
A list of scholarships, contests, grants, events and other important opportunities for educators.