Summer this year was different. It was cooler than normal- cooler than anyone can remember. Now Fall appears to be coming sooner than usual. I am not sure if I am ready for the change.
It is the same at Calo in some ways. Many students have graduated this Summer and Calo has welcomed many new students. It makes me reflect on the precious time I was given with each student. Did I do enough? Did I give them my best? Did we push them academically to reach their goals? What could we have done better? This type of reflection can be difficult, yet is so vital. In many ways this prepares us to improve, to stretch ourselves towards the goal of constant revision and growth.
Each time a student graduates from Calo, parents are asked to provide feedback to help all of us at Calo to refelect and improve. Research shows this is practiced by the most successful groups, organizations, and businesses. It is something which requires broad shoulders and thick skin. The truth is not always easy to hear. As Fall approaches, this may be an excellent time for all of us to reflect upon the changing season whether this is represented by meterology, business, family, or self.