All development occurs over the long term. It is important for educators to learn to spot good stories when they occur.
At the last school I worked, we had a longstanding tradition. We would start every meeting by sharing good stories.
This could be anything. Stories about something positive a student did. The progress that we made on a project. A reward we received for our efforts from the community. Or a nice, inclusive event that everybody benefitted from.
I will admit, that I was not always willing to honor this tradition. My inner german would always compel me to rush to the actual agenda to “get things done”. Therefore, I often got mocked by my colleagues and bosses about it.
Upon further reflection, I realize how important this tradition was.