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Forging a new path and moving forward — August 26, 2019

Forging a new path and moving forward

As summer comes to an end, in the upcoming days you may experience one or all of the following:

  • Frequent back to school nightmares
  • Frequent spells of feeling overwhelmed by a growing list of things to do
  • Frequent urges to buy school supplies everyday
  • Frequent checking your classroom roster on PowerSchool to count how many students you have then texting fellow teachers throughout the district to compare numbers
  • Frequently staring at your teacherspayteachers/Pinterest cart trying to delete items only to add a few more 

STAY CALM! This is perfectly normal!

Here are some quotes from the book, No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work by Jon Gordon that will hopefully help you stay positive this school year.

  • “Trust in the bigger plan”
  • “Find strength in adversity”
  • “Failure today leads to success tomorrow”
  • “Positive or Negative. The choice is ours”
  • “Obstacles and struggles are part of life and only serve to make us appreciate our success”
  • “If everything came easy, we wouldn’t know what it felt like to truly succeed”

I hope this school year is your least stressful and most productive. 

New BFT President — July 8, 2019

New BFT President

At the beginning of July, The Executive Committee (BFT Officers) recommended Mike Reynolds to assume the role of BFT President. Next, the BFT Constitution called for a vote of the Executive Committee (BFT Stewards and Officers) to complete the transition process. Now the vote is official and Mike Reynolds is the new BFT President. The BFT would like to thank David Hayes not only for his exceptional service as BFT President for the past 9 years but also for his several years of service as a BFT steward. He put in countless hours representing Bristol teachers and his work ethic goes unmatched. He will be truly missed, even though David remains a Bristol teacher, and of course will be available for advice and consultation. Hope everyone is resting, relaxing and most importantly enjoying their summer.