"What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity...
What looks like laziness is often exhaustion...
What looks like a people problem is often a situation problem."
-Chip & Dan Heath, Switch
These three keys to driving change have become my mantra as a teacher.
And number 2 comes home especially strongly every Friday.
When I find myself reacting to students' apparent lack of motivation, especially on Fridays, I have to remind myself how ready I am for the weekend. I have to ask myself if it's realistic for me to expect them to be as driven as I am.
I have to ask myself if it's realistic to be as driven as I am, period.