I take the work that we do at SLA incredibly seriously.
I take the work that all of us in the ed-world do to try to make schools and learning better incredibly seriously.
I take the purpose and goals of EduCon incredibly seriously.
I do not take myself seriously.
Remembering to sing and dance and be silly and have fun is a lovely way to remember that we are human.
Singing and dancing with our colleagues and with our kids is a lovely way for them to remember that too.
And singing and dancing in one moment and to have a seriousness of purpose in the next is a wonderful way to remind myself and my colleagues and my students of the richness of the human experience… that we can be whole people… that we can see each other as whole people. And that’s a good thing to remember in our schools.
And besides, singing and dancing is fun, too.