In response to the post, “The State of the Blog,” an LYS assistant principal writes:
“This blog is one of the bright spots of my day. It is refreshing to read the comments of others and know that you are not alone. It’s good to know that others in the LYS Nation are dealing with some of the same problems that we face. LYS All Day Long!”
Thank you for the kind comment. And your comment lets me know that the blog is accomplishing one of the primary purposes for its existence. As I traveled the country working with educators that were trying to improve at full speed, it became painfully obvious that most of them were working in silos. No one around them was attempting what they were, so it was easy to feel ostracized.
The blog was a way to link those silos into a network. First of all, there is no need to keep re-inventing the wheel. The blog lets us share ideas. Second, once we know that we’re not in this alone, it gets easier to fight the good fight everyday. It doesn’t mean that we will win; it just means that it is harder to convince us that we are lunatics for trying
Think. Work. Achieve.