Some things stay there. Some things are involuntarily swept away as new information comes barreling in.
The things that stay though are shaping the edges of my teacher brain, and I've been thinking about one piece of advice in particular over the past few days.
"We have to respect teachers where they are at. We have to respect what they do well, even if we more prominently see their shortcomings. If we do not acknowledge and respect who they are right now, we will have very little impact on their potential growth."
This is paraphrased, but is the essence of what I heard many months ago.
I feel like other teachers have given, and continue to, give me this grace.
I hope that I give other teachers this same grace.