This morning war rough. I was presenting PD to a new group form the day before. My partner the previous 2 days had to be elsewhere today. I wore brown shoes with a black skirt. My computer did not have the right output to hook-up to presentation. My computers would play my videos. The sound wouldn’t work. All of this before 7:30.
At 8ish, I began my PD being shaky and uncomfortable. I gave unclear directions. I didn’t get into the zone as I usually do. I felt that I was on my A game.
Or so I thought. I was sorting through the teacher’s take-away. When I started to group them, I felt so much better. One of the biggest stacks was the first thing we did.
Then we thought about our why for teacher leadership in our district or you own why. We used a consensus map to agree on common language about why.
Here are two of my favorites:
I believe that this activity resonated with everyone because so often we are told what and how, but not often enough why. A great one take-away is that: “I need to help teachers find their why.”
I was inspired to write about this part of my day by my friend Sean’s post.
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