The Good:I had the priviledge of recognizing a student for leadership accomplishments at a local Rotary luncheon today. This student is a true service leader and deserves the award. Ironically, another student who was recognized for leadership by a different school was a former student of mine (did you follow that?). Had he remained at our school, I would have had to choose between him and my selection. Fortunately, both won, both had the chance to have someone sing their praises, and both made me proud.
The Bad:Yesterday I handed out four Saturday schools, five detentions, called four parents, and emergency expelled a kid. And that was all before noon.
The Truth:I need the good and the bad days. Either end of the spectrum has its challenges. I'm learning if I spend too much time at either end, I lose perspective. And everyone needs perspective.