Last night after our kickoff meeting for NWP’s Spring Meeting, a few of us grabbed some burgers at The Goat, a joint across the street. Its Chicago counterpart inspired the SNL “cheezborger” skit.
As we ate, we talked and laughed a lot. Kim and Abbie, Californians, lamented that their temperate weather would never allow the fun of my heat sensitive nail polish. Mostly we talked of school and philosophy, of changes across our careers. Rhonda, a former principal, recalled how sometimes the minutiae of the job interferes with true leadership.
We were excited for Abbie who will be starting at a new school in the fall that will be inquiry-based. She told us that some are concerned that its students won’t be prepared for the more traditional high school they will attend. It reminded me of something Kathy Collins said at Columbia Saturday. She said, “You don’t prepare for a famine by starving yourself.”
Wise words appropriate for so many situations.
I’m participating in the Slice of Life Challenge. Won’t you join me?