This week marks my final week in formal education as a principal. This is my 31st year in education and I retire this Friday.
It is with mixed feelings that I leave, but it is time for new adventures and most importantly, it is time for some reflection.
What have I learned over the past 31 years? I need to begin the process of sorting that out.
I want to do this through blogging because I find that writing really helps me to clarify my ideas and helps me consolidate my learning. The pace of the day in our school – in any school is simply too hectic to allow time for proper reflection.
So, starting in the new year (taking a break for Christmas), I will be writing 31 blog posts on some of the things I have learned and am learning about education. I see this as a great way to begin the process of renewal, by reflecting on what has gone on and what the future holds.
Topics? Not sure, but I am sure a whole bunch will come to me. I am open to ideas. If you can think of something I should write about, let me know and I will give it a go.
For now, here’s to 31 great years and to whatever the future holds!