“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
We are not only teachers and leaders. We are also learners who grow with every opportunity to practice and reflect. Just like in Backwards Design, we start with the end. What do you want to achieve and why? What is the “what for and the so that” of your work? The end goal is to improve, to do better and be better, to help our students grow the best we can. After all, student growth is at the center of everything we do in schools. When we do better, they do better. We are all connected.