The priest in church this morning talked about how baptism forever changes us. Whatever your spiritual or religious beliefs are, I hope you can stick with me for a few moments. My blog isn’t necessarily about baptism, but it is certainly about being changed.
I have been thinking about how to be of maximum service to the schools and districts in which I work. What does that mean? Of course I want to be informative, I selfishly want to be entertaining, and I, at the core of my being, want what learning we do together to change the people I am teaching.
We have all been there, whether you are an educator or not, in those meetings or Professional Development opportunities. You listen to the speaker, you take some notes, you read the powerpoint and you take the workbook or notebook you were given and you put it on the shelf in your classroom or office (or worse) and you never think of it again. How is that professional development? The only thing developing in that situation is the grocery list you are creating or the developing desire to get out of this room and get back to your own classroom where you can organize for tomorrow. Wowee, did I just hear a bunch of heads nod? I am thinking so.
But this morning when I listened to the priest talk about being changed by God, he spoke a bit about our part in it. What do I actually have to do to be changed? In my humble opinion, I believe I have to have or do three things: