So instead of striving to be THE best, how about we strive to be better? To change things? To inspire others? To motivate? To set grand examples while still learning from others? The truth is if we were all beacon schools no one would be able to see us from the glare. So shine bright yes, but that doesn’t mean you have to shine the brightest because then all you do is blind others.
Be the example! Set the bar high so others will rise to it! We want to be a beacon school! How often do we hear all of these statements in education. Be the best teacher you can be…Be the one others want to emulate…Be the best school…the best team…the best everything. And yet, we cannot all be the best. The whole notion of the term “best” automatically excludes most of us.