MVP: When too many demands interfere with our core work, there is a problem.
I had a brief conversation with a 10-year veteran teacher who is considering leaving the profession.
She said, “I love the kids and teaching, it’s all the other stuff.”
It seems like teaching kids (and preparing to teach them) should be about 95% of the work, but other things have crept in, such that teachers are spending significant time doing things that detract from their focus.
Today’s intention: Think about your own work. What is the essential purpose of your role? How much of your time is focused on that purpose? What gets in the way?