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Dec. 31, 2021

Season 5, Episode 18: Pause to Ponder - Three Questions for 2022

Season 5, Episode 18: Pause to Ponder - Three Questions for 2022

Welcome to the Counter Narrative Podcast, a show designed to change the way we talk, and think, about education. By sharing stories of successes and triumphs, we aim to challenge the dominant narrative that often negatively portrays our disenfranchised populations.

I’m your host, Charles Williams. An urban educator for more than 15 years, a current school principal in Chicago, an educational consultant, an equity advocate, and the co-host of Inside The Principal’s Office.


This episode is a pause to ponder segment. These biweekly sessions will allow me to share with you my personal thoughts and reflections on a wide spectrum of topics as they relate to education. It is my hope that you will be able to take something from these segments and apply it in a meaningful way as you continue to do amazing work. Remember, while we all have different roles, we all have a single job, educating our students.


As we wrap up 2021 and begin to transition into a new year, I have been thinking about three questions. Yes, some of us make resolutions (though I once made a resolution to never make another and I'm doing well so far) and some of us to the One Word thing (still haven't picked mine out). Instead of these routes, I wanted to do some reflection and not only posed these questions to you, but also shared my own responses. 

Question 1: What do you hope to leave behind as we transition into the new year?

Question 2: What do you hope to bring with you as we transition into the new year?

Question 3: What do you hope to acquire as we progress through the new year?


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