This is the first day of 2017 and I am ready to get on a roll for my 31 posts. I wrote earlier that I planned to do 31 posts in 31 days.
This wasn’t my idea – my wife suggested it. It’s a great idea.
We woke up today after a wonderful New Year’s Eve of tramping through the snow to gather with hundreds of other Ottawa folk to watch fireworks on Parliament Hill and simply wander around in the snowy wonder of a beautiful winter’s night. We met people, waited for free buses and loved the freedom of a wonderful night shared with so many people.
Already, there are so many things to write about! This morning, I read about a great project my friend Dean Shareski has started – the #Deanie Awards.
What a wonderful way to start the year – recognizing people who are doing interesting things. The first #Deanie recipient posted the photo on trust at the top of today’s blog post.
I don’t know this person, but I watched him do a great singing presentation at an Ignite Talk. Of course, I followed him and found this great retweet on trust. “Principals, your teachers must first trust in you before trusting in the change itself.” The original tweet is from Nathan Lang, Ed. D. @nalang1, so I followed him too.
I am getting a little far from my original post idea on trust – I am sure I will get back to it – I really do see trust as the essential ingredient for anyone who aspires to be an effective principal. Trust empowers, trust brings out the best in people, trust creates community. yup, got to write more on this later.
For now, I want to celebrate a wonderful New Year’s Eve with my wonderful partner Heather, the #Deanie Awards and the wonderful gift of being open to making new connections on the first day of a hopeful new year!
More hope to come!