Friday, March 6, 2015

Jury Duty Detox

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De-stressing from a week of being on jury duty...

I am glad I went through this experience even though it was tough.  I learned some things during this week as a result of being selected for the jury and going all the way from start to finish.  I was also affirmed in knowing the importance of being true to evidence and observation.
Here are my take-aways in no certain order...

1.  Being a good listener-I kept thinking about how listen was my OLW for last year-it served me well.  I realized the importance of being present, in the moment...

2.  Take and keep accurate, clear, descriptive and timely notes.  They might be needed some day.

3.  Ask good questions!  If something doesn't make sense, ask for clarification.

4.  Re-read directions and step by step procedures as needed.

5.  Know what is going on in your child's life!  Keep open and honest communication about what they do and learn. Know who they interact with regularly.

6.  Be brave and stick to what you know is true and best for a situation.

7.  Be sensible yet sensitive.

8.  Know that eyes tell a lot!  They may not tell the whole story but they really are the windows to the soul.

More to come as I process...what a week!


  1. Gah, Jury Duty. Knock on wood...I've never had it!

    I agree with all of your thoughts...kinda applies to kids...

  2. I love how your OLW served you well during this experience!

  3. Wow! I look forward to reading more. Your post reminded me of an article Erin Dionne wrote about almost being picked for the jury for the Boston Marathon bomber. I think you'd appreciate it. Here's a link:

  4. Sounds like this was an interesting, but also exhausting, experience for you. I've only actually done jury duty once. For a case that involved two trucking companies whose trucks ran into each other in a parking lot. It was a long two days! It sounds like yours was more meaningful!

  5. Amy, I can't say I have had this experience. In Australia, teachers have been exempt for as long as I can recall. It does indeed sound like a demanding, yet educative experience. Thanks for the enlightenment.


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