When you reflect on 2012 at your school, what did it look like?
Think about the activities, student projects, classroom experiences, design of spaces, allocation of resources, new ideas, etc.
What did it look like?
Did it look like 2011? Maybe it resembled 2010 or 2008 or 2000?
Dare I say, some year beginning with 19?
On the other hand, how much of what you did was progress towards a vision of excellence for a year yet to happen - like 2013, 2014, 2015, ...?
We cannot predict the future, but that should not stop us from seeking better and recognizing when a better way might not look the same way it did last year.
Is your school moving forward or simply "rearranging the furniture" to give the appearance of progress?