By Natika Stewart
Don’t let the unusual start of the school year deter professional growth.
This school year is like nothing you’ve experienced before. Understandably, the priority for school leaders, faculty, and staff has been to prepare for and implement in-person, hybrid, and remote teaching and learning. You’ve been busy. And understandably, many Folio member schools did not have the time in opening faculty meetings to “do our goal work”. Now, some school leaders are wondering if the “right” time for goal-setting has passed. Are creating professional learning goals important enough to add to faculty and staff’s already-busy schedules? How can they determine realistic and achievable goals and action plans when so much is uncertain this year? At this point, can’t the Folio process simply wait until next year?