My One Word 2016

January 18, 2016 - 2 minutes read

Our Superintendent Chris Kennedy recently blogged about “My One Word“. For him the word hungry had resonance for the reasons he cited. Personally, I cannot help but think that the January Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen may have had something to do with it . . .

It is not easy to decide upon a single word that has significance in what we do, or suggests a direction or theme that we wish to pursue; there are so many to choose from in this regard. On Twitter the other day I saw the following tweet and its significance was not lost on me:


I can only assume that this is not late-breaking news but for some reason I had never heard of this fact, or ever even considered it. I wondered if it was because I was neither silent, nor listening at some other point in time.

While the challenge was to come up with a single word, I have chosen silent/listen for myself to link my professional pursuits to my personal ones. In essence, my goal will be to listen to the abundance of expertise and life-experience that surrounds me, whether that be teachers, students, parents, or any other person that I come in contact with. I feel that I do a somewhat reasonable job already in this regard, but there is always room for improvement.

In the meantime, I will wait for February to see what the Blizzard special is as I do not like caramel.