"Don't look back."
"Focus on the future, since that's where you're going."
At some point in your life, you may have received advice such as this, counsel to keep looking forward, to never look back. While we definitely don’t want to live in the past, I'd like to make the case that there can be great value in looking back, if for nothing else than to see how much you've grown.
Take a moment and listen to Ep. 114 of my Teaching Tales podcast where I talk about how my daughter's recent college graduation reminded me that we all need to take time to look back to remember and appreciate how far we've come.
Brent has worked in the field of education as a teacher and administrator for 25 years. He is currently Principal of Alta Murrieta Elementary School in Murrieta, California. Read more about Brent here.
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