That is why my class theme is perseverance. To me vulnerability is neither good nor bad, but it is needed to progress. For most of us being vulnerable is enough to scare us and stops us cold in our tracks. Not for me, and not for my students. For me vulnerability is the origin of greatness. I agree fully with Brene Brown when she states, “ Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, innovation, and change. It’s also the birthplace of joy, faith and connection.”
The reason I believe her is because I live it. I am one who tries to always walk the talk and model the values and morals I believe are needed to better kids and learning. I constantly improve my pedagogy, never standing still, which we know is a lot easier. I am willing to stand in front of crowds sharing, collaborating and hopefully helping. I am willing to stick my neck out. I am willing to be vulnerable. Why? Easy, for my students. I want them to follow suit and take chances, and I believe my modelling will help them take that step.
So my one word is vulnerability. Now let’s put this blog out for the world to see.