So, over a month has passed since the official beginning of the 2014 school year, and as per usual I have procrastinated about my blog. Not because I have nothing to share, but actually the exact opposite. The last month has been rich with conversations. In the first week I decided that before I left the school in the evening, I would make a list of 5 or 6 people I would have a five – ten minute conversation with the next day. At the top of the list was the name of the person I believed would least want to have a conversation with me, not because of who I am, (I hope) but because of my role as LC in the school. I also tried to make sure that these people were in different teaching areas and parts of the building. I am sure as you read this, many of you acknowledge that this is a strategy you have used with completing difficult tasks; put the most challenging at the top and get it done. Well, I am happy to report that this relationship building strategy has merit. I have listened, learned about my colleagues, and have had coaching and learning conversations. I have even been invited to come and help in classrooms that were not open to me before. It may not be spring, but it really is never too late to plant seeds of learning, caring and respect.