so I did what I've been doing since I was a little girl...
The knowledge that while you are loved, you are not above the law.
The World Wide Parental Anxiety System is failing if this many of us have made sex tapes."
In education - and especially at IEP time - (which is the Individualized Educational Plan for a student with identified learning needs - go buy yourself a lotto ticket if you have never heard of such a thing and thought it meant I Eat Pancakes) - teachers and specialists sit around a table and ask burning questions, like, how much time can the student be in the regular classroom.
Cheat sheet answer: ALL THE TIME
Yes, we can figure it out.
Yes, we can do this.
What if we started with yes in our lives??
What if we lived an open-hearted life?
Rule #2: It's not just Yes...
SAY YES, AND...
Add something of your own.
This is huge.
Because sometimes when you say yes, you are just dragging your feet.
You don't really mean it.
So it's a half-hearted yes.
The YES, AND forces the issue and asks you to be better than that.
The YES, AND asks you to be ALL IN.
You have to put some of yourself out there.
If you're in an IEP meeting and they ask, can this student be in your room...
if you are following Rule #2, you must say,
"Yes, and..." and create a real path to being fully in that room.
Tina Fey goes further, she reminds us: "Don't be afraid to contribute. Always make sure you are adding something to the discussion. Your initiations are worthwhile."
Meaning, you're better than the simple yes.
The lazy, wimpy well, ok.