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Laffan Out Loud - 2.02.2016


Jeremiah 1:5

The reading from Jeremiah was Sunday’s first reading and you can imagine the impact it had on two very new grandparents. When you consider our faith and relationship with God, the ramifications for us as teachers and parents can be quite sobering. After all if our children, ‘have been called by name,’ ‘breathe in God as God lives within them,’ and ‘are children of God,’ how then do we ensure our relationships nurture and give life to all those we teach. The simple answer is ‘to be you,’ after all you too are all of the above. “Love what God loves, which is everything and everyone, including you and me.” Rohr.


This week I’ll be talking up Goals. My Goals, teachers goals and our student goals, this work is not about ensuring accountability its all about action supporting growth and change. Our goals should reflect what personal change we are aiming (realistically) at to bring about growth. In 2016 my goals will respond to our Implementation Plan, so that I will need to develop a ‘Framework’ that will support, planning, implementation and feedback around the success of student’s ability to read and comprehend a variety of texts. The Goals we construct reflect what we need to grow, learn or develop in ensuring that our work is making a difference. My second Goal will support my work in ensuring the professional development of our newly formed leadership team. In ensuring ‘ a new way of learning and serving.’ Our leadership model is all about Learning, Sharing and Service, so how will I support our work? Once again, I’m stressing the need for our goals to be a focus on self -reflection leading to growth.

So then I invite you to speak with your children.  Invite them to talk about their goals for 2016 … What is it about their learning that they want to develop, improve or grow towards?

I look forward to learning and growing with you this year.  I believe our communities strength is our willingness to simply but actively live out our motto.

Love One Another,
John Laffan

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