At times we wrestle with our needs. Sometimes we are perplexed. Sometimes we have trouble coming to consensus. One thing we have found is how difficult it is to please everyone.
That's not a bad thing: it just proves that one size does not fit all.
But building a flexible, moldable system is also difficult.
As part of this week's meeting, we talked about the topics of student and adult behavior in our school. We wondered how we are doing with the district's Core Behaviors. The conclusion? We are doing well. We are doing well, especially, in comparison with the behavior data we recorded just three years ago.
I believe Greet One Another is pretty specific. I have written about our greetings in the past, and no doubt I'll get back around to it again, but we might recognize that the remaining three Core Behaviors, are more general than the first.
I realized that while I teach some specific, explicit steps to Greet One Another, I don't have the others tied down as tightly. I'm almost certain that others also have the same issue. If I am to expect these Core Behaviors, I need to break them down for my fourth graders. I will spend some time pondering these very things.