Also, don't be afraid to speak up when you know better. Don’t be deterred by titles or rank (or money in some cases.) We’re all people. “Higher ups” aren’t immune from making mistakes either. I felt so validated when the principal called me yesterday to tell me that our conversation was a “game changer” and they halted bus dismissals.
Nobody should sit by idly, muffled in silence, and too afraid to speak up. Use your voice and stand for something. One of my first posts was about my daughter who was so affected when a peer told her, “If you don’t believe in anything then don’t believe in yourself.” (My computer is acting up so I’ll have to post a link later.) My mind has often wandered back to those words as I try and make sense of why her confidence was so deflated. I get it now. There is no confidence without conviction. And living without conviction isn’t really living at all.