As I reflect on the most cherishable and rewarding moments in life, I find that they all have ONE simple thing in common, GROWTH. I love seeing my students show growth, academically, socially, behaviorally, physically, and mentally. The same goes for my proud mom moments. It is important to celebrate teachers that grow as well. In these transitional years, as a PBL coach, it’s not always easy to support “growth”. Not everyone values everything in the same ways that I value things. I find myself dwelling more so on those I can not influence instead of those whom I CAN connect with and who have listening ears. But these moments should not consume us, we are missing out on something far more valuable… CELEBRATING the successes. I want to lift my heart more by looking at the positives and celebrating with those who grow and try new innovative moments with their students. Accentuate the positive!