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This week I found personal growth to be a common thread in the posts and related resources.
- When we lead like a coach, we are more likely to see growth in our teachers. Check out my post on this topic.
- An excellent resource for leading like a coach is Coaching Conversations: Transforming Your School One Conversation at a Time by Linda M. Gross Cheliotes and Marceta F. Reilly.
- Can principals even be coaches? I wrote about this in a post from five years ago. I am not sure I currently agree with my thinking at that time.
- I questioned whether we are talking about what really matters when try to grow professionally in this post.
- The previous post references a recent ASCD Education Update article. The subject involves a teacher and a principal facilitate a mock conversation about the challenges with traditional teacher evaluation systems.
- Last summer, I wrote a post on how literacy leaders might release some of the responsibility of professional development to teachers via study groups.
- The previous post is in response to Jennifer Allen’s excellent resource Becoming a Literacy Leader. We (contributors and I) responded to this book in our own online study group; click here to check out all of our posts.
- I wrote a short response to the memoir I just read, Educated by Tara Westover.
- My wife and I plan to attend an author Skype visit with Tara Westover at a local library (we both read the book). Check out the author’s website for her schedule.
- Journaling is how Westover documented her upbringing. Related, I enjoyed this article by Benjamin Hardy for developing a habit and process regarding reflective journaling for professional and/or personal growth.
What’s going on in your world? Any themes you are noticing? Please share in the comments.