Start of a New Year – 2020

At the start of a new school year there is a lot to do, with limited time. Prioritisation is essential.

The following quote from the science fiction movie Ad Adstra reminds us at this time to focus, prioritise, and to enjoy re-connecting with our colleagues and working together as a team. We only have the present moment, but as educators we should look forward with hope and optimism. Teaching and learning requires hope for the future, faith in one’s ability to get there, and love, in the form of patience, to sustain the effort.

“I’m steady, calm. I slept well, no bad dreams. I am active and engaged. I’m aware of my surroundings and those in my immediate sphere. I’m attentive. I am focused on the essentials, to the exclusion of all else. I’m unsure of the future but I’m not concerned. I will rely on those closest to me, and I will share their burdens, as they share mine. I will live and I will love.”
— Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), Ad Astra