It’s been only twenty-three days since our accreditation visit, but it already feels like it was so long ago. During that week, we all felt added pressure and a heightened sense of responsibility, and everyone (students included) were proud to show off our school. I loved it (even with the added stress of the week).
Now that we’ve completed the visit and met the accreditation standards, the pressure is relieved.
Here are some questions I’ve been asking myself:
What if the visit were this past week?
- Would I have spent my time the same way?
- Would I have been as hyper-aware of what’s going on at school?
- Did I provide the support needed for teachers who needed assistance?
- Were my behaviors and attitude the same?
- Did I make sure the hallways, my office, and our public spaces were clean and presentable?
What if the visit were next week?
- Where would I focus my time now and next week?
- Am I as hyper-aware about what’s going on at school as I was during the accreditation visit?
- Would I prioritize my time to make sure I would be able to provide support for teachers who need assistance?
- Would my behaviors and attitude be consistent?
- Would I make sure our building is presentable for guests?
- Would my lesson be as well-thought out and engaging?
- Would my classroom be organized and conducive for learning?
- Would I be ready and comfortable to have guests step in my room for evaluation?
- Would my attitude and behaviors be the same as they were three weeks ago?
- Would I prioritize my time the way I did three weeks ago?
I loved the way we all rose to the occasion three weeks ago and really made our school shine, but in reality, we should be at our best every day. We have a banner hanging in the atrium with Colossians 3:23 reminding us every day who we all serve, and here’s another reminder from the Message:
Let’s have a great week next week and finish this year strong! These are the hard weeks, but they can also be the most meaningful.