If we share in a common direction and sense of community, our going may be quicker and easier because we are traveling on one another’s thrust.
Lesson 2: Should a goose fall out of the V formation, he will suddenly feel the resistance and the drag of flying alone. If you keep watching, you will see him get back into the V formation, to take full advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.
If we have as much sense as the goose, we will keep in formation with those who share our vision, who are headed where we want to go. We will be willing to accept their help, and give our own help to others.
Lesson 3: When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back into the formation and a new, fresh goose flies in the lead position.
As with the geese, we are interdependent upon one another.
It is helpful to take turns at the hard tasks and share the burdens of leadership.
Lesson 4: The geese aren’t honking without cause. They honk, honk, honk up to the lead goose to congratulate him for flying fast and strong.
We need to make certain that all of our honking is encouraging and never something else.
Lesson 5: If a goose gets ill or injured during flight and descends to the earth, another goose will follow. He will remain with the fallen bird until it is well again.
If we have as much heart as a goose, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.
As educators, we will fly down and help our children soar to the learning sky.
To be an educator is to carry the energy of the journey of life and to find ways to help children learn to their potential.
Remember, you can do this.
You can do anything.