I think of collaboration
as a shared journey.
Journeys are exciting.
They are filled with exploration
Most of my favorite moments
as an educator
have been fueled by
I’m better when I share my ideas,
receive feedback on them,
hear new perspectives,
new ideas, and explore possibilities.
I’m also better when I
share my struggles.
has always made it easier to move forward,
to figure out what went wrong,
to figure out how to make it better
and to figure out my next steps.
I try not to confuse
collaboration and complaining.
When I collaborate, I’m looking for
answers, solutions, possibility.
When I complain,
I’m looking for excuses.
I try to keep company with the people
who I collaborate with, not the ones
who I merely complain to.
The more I collaborate, the more journeys I have.
The more we explore, the more we discover.
Journeys are exciting and are full of