When it comes to owning our learning around diversity, equity, and inclusiveness many of us rely too heavily on the experts to do the heavy lifting.
When you turn completely away from your professional life, your mind can follow the whispers that beckon it, which will ultimately help us become more compassionate, curious people--and more effective coaches.
I recently got an email from a teacher I coached 10 years ago. The first sentence was, "I can't thank you enough for convincing me to quit."
Two things are true as I sort through my reflections on transformative learning experiences: We need intensive, immersive opportunities for learning (such as a trip to Kenya) and we also need to build in mini-opportunities for transformative learning every day.
Coaching a teacher who appears "delusional" requires you to slow down and get curious.
Katie was one of the most challenging teachers for me to coach because of the emotions that arose in me. I often felt frustrated with her, because I felt like her perfectionism was getting in the way of her being a good teacher, and I felt impatient with her.
Coaching a perfectionist teacher requires an expansive set of tools--they are a complicated type to coach. What follows are eleven strategies that I've found are useful with most perfectionists.
At the heart of perfectionism is a belief that, in order to be loved and accepted, we must strive to act and be the best all the time. Our very worth as a human being is tied to our perfection.
Often when I ask educators how they're feeling, the most common phrases I hear are, "I'm overwhelmed" and "I'm so stressed."
Five strategies for coaching a cranky teacher that start with getting humble and empathetic.