During a recent professional development session, the following video was shared.
There are several generations of farmers in my family, so it was easy for me to relate to the mindset and advice these Iowa farmers shared. Just as in farming, education is about innovation. Being an educator requires patience, dedication, listening skills, vision, and a growth mindset. One of my favorite lines in the videos is: "if something's broke, it has to be fixed, and you're the one who's going to have to fix it." We often hear educators (and those outside education) talking about the problems that exist in our educational system, but rarely do the people complaining have solutions to share. To me, this is where innovation and growth mindset come into play. We learn from our mistakes, and each time we fail forward, we grow. Each change, or innovation, you make contributes to the legacy you leave.
What are you doing to leave a legacy?