2. Hold yourself to the same expectations as you hold your students. If you are having students work bell to bell then do the same.
3. Plan for success. Use the MAP testing data, summative data and your formative data to pace, but never feel there aren't exceptions. When you read something, watch something or hear something that inspires you, share it with your students, it just may do the same.
4. Talk to the pros. Never stop collaborating about the "right stuff." People that say you can learn from others mistakes aren't hanging around the right people.
5. Bring the POSITIVE energy. Students feed off of negative energy just as well as well as positive.
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt