“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”-Ellen Glasgow
As a coach, you certainly have a long list of changes you are charged with implementing in your school. You are also concerned with the daily growth of students and teachers in your school. While the development of others is always on your mind, don’t forget to move your own learning and growth forward.
You can focus on your learning and growth in both formal and informal ways. You might pursue additional degrees and certifications. You might take a class in art, music, or another interest. Continue to challenge yourself both outside and inside of school.
In your daily coaching role, commit yourself to improving an aspect or two of your work each month. As you work to improve, seek feedback from a few trusted colleagues on your progress. You might find it helpful to collaborate with this partner on each other’s goal.
The key to learning and growth is to never stop. As Eartha Kitt said, “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” When will you get your diploma?