As kids are leaving the classroom.

A message to students as they leave a classroom.

Saw a tweet from Zac Bauermaster last week. The image above was a part of the message. Got me thinking.

Thinking about upcoming professional learning sessions. Of any kind. Or any upcoming meeting. I’m wondering:

What would our message be for our students as they leave our classrooms?

Be safe!

Make good choices!

See you tomorrow!

You matter so much to me!

Ask questions!

Be curious!

Be somebody’s friend!

I’ll miss you until you come back!

Did we laugh today?

Did we learn today?

Author: Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson Fife School District Assistant Superintendent:Teaching-Learning-Innovation 39 years as an educator. 16 years teacher 3 years assistant principal 12 years principal 8 years Assistant Superintendent BA, Washington State University MAEd, Washington State University Previous member of AWSP Legislative Committee Previous member of UW Tacoma PEAB, Administrative Certification Established and maintained Fife’s first website for 7 years Present work includes establishing the first Teaching/Learning/Innovation department in the Fife School District. Examples of responsibilities include: teacher/administrator professional development, assessment, TPEP, curriculum/materials review, 24 credit requirement, technology levy leadership, teacher/administrator bargaining. Initiatives underway in Fife, as a result of new TLI Department: AVID, OER, Curriculum and Materials reviews, Student Perception Pilot with CSTP, Google Expedition Cofounder of Educational Internet Communications, LLC. Marketed and sold one of the first online grade checking programs in the US. Consulted with Seattle Educational Internet Company for 2 years.

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