Happy New Year! I send out wishes for only the best in teaching and learning as we embark upon the next 105 school days of the 2016-2017 school year! As I look at my to-do list, I have decided not to panic as I contemplate the amount and importance of the work that must be accomplished in the upcoming days. Instead, I have decided to be 212.
212 is power. At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, water boils. With boiling water comes steam, and with steam, comes power. By applying one extra degree of heat (effort), you get exponentially different results. A little extra heat takes you from passion to power. One degree takes you from mission possible to mission accomplished.
I have never been real keen on making New Year resolutions, but I am committed to doing my work in only the best of ways. I think being 212 will help get me there. So here’s my promise for 2017: I commit to operating at 212 degrees in everything I do.
As we work together to meet the changes and challenges that 2017 is bound to bring, let’s turn up the heat and be 212. Here’s to our kids, our community and our future…full steam ahead!
Take care. Be safe. Stay well.
Note: To learn more about Sam Parker’s 212 analogy, visit his website at: www.inspireyourpeople.com/.