One Second Opportunities
We are a month into school and I am reflecting on the academic reading I did over the summer. I continue to challenge myself to grow as a leader and have found reading to be a great tool for gaining insight. By doing that, I am hopeful that I can successfully lead River Bend on the ever-evolving path of providing service to meet our member districts' needs.
I was reading a book entitled Lead Simply and the following paragraph struck me:
"How many 1-second opportunities do you have each day?
1-second opportunities to model the behaviors you want to see.
1-second opportunities where you choose to make a personal connection.
1-second opportunities where you help someone be more involved.
1-second opportunities where you send everything in the right direction".
This one little paragraph really provides a road map to an effective and positive school climate. It is my goal to demonstrate as many "1-second opportunities" that I can squeeze into each day and I am hopeful others will do the same. That one opportunity may be just the thing that leads to success.
Now....let's get to work!
Erin Toninato, Education District Director
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Special Education Director proudly serving the needs of our member districts: Butterfield, St. James, Madelia, Sleepy Eye, New Ulm, GFW, Sibley East, Lafayette Charter School, Green Isle Community School
"To love what you do and feel that it matters...how can anything be more fun"?