This evening I am speaking at my school district’s annual award’s ceremony. I am a big believer in the power of images and I created this one that will be my final slide.

The title is simply “focus”. Too often we in the world of education get wrapped up in the many facets of our job that we lose our focus. At some level we all got into this work because of the students. Yet, there is a great many things that often blur our work and get in the way of what we do. Depending on our role in education, we all have things that distract us from the meaningful work we have a passion to do. I am in need of this reminder from time to time and plan on keeping this image close as that reminder…focus on what matters.