So.... trying to get back on this blogging horse...#bridgetfail. lol But because I am science person I learn from my failures. I mean they are a First Attempt In Learning, right? What was my fail? I intended to debrief and reflect on everyday in the evening at home. Well, other than the snippets I ha put as talking points in my saved draft, I did not. Tomorrow is training day 5 so my plan is to give you the cliff notes version based on my listed talking points for days 2, 3, and 4. Then tomorrow EVERY EVENING debrief on that day. <-- there, I put it in writing on the interwebs so it must be true. Sorry for the haphazardness of my brain. Mayyyyyyybe it will get better once I am back to a routine? Maybe....maybe not. Time will tell.
"I want to be your person."
This line was made famous many years ago on Grey's Anatomy. Honestly, I had forgotten about it but through the miracle of Netflix and the 2 teenage girls in my home, I got to revisit when I was obsessed with the show. (Man, cutting out commercials is awesomesauce, am I right?!) Anyhoo, this is my personal IC philosophy. I want my fellow teachers to see me as a "go to" person for anything. My background as school based mentor and other roles have prepared me well for this. I hope I can market myself to let the teachers see it.
Today's activities talked about finding our WHY for coaching then identifying our passion. Then we compared our why to our passion. The Ted Talk referencing the Golden Circle of selling your why will amplify out into your how and what. First thought; I have never been good at pinpointing my why...even for teaching. I don't think this makes me a bad person or teacher but apparently it makes me less marketable according to the Ted Talk. Successful 'companies' market with the WHY not with the what or how those are shown later. My why isn't all neat, packaged pretty and eloquently stated. I want to assist...I want to be your person.
The peacock in the land of penguins.
This video. Love it. Although my secondary science brain had all sort of snark about of course peacocks won't survive in the same place as penguins but I held it in as best as I could. lol The story is a really nice metaphor and has actually touched me. I hope I can be a peacock in this position.
Passion for Purpose
Along the WHY was what does your passion lead you to want to do. What is your passion. Of course I searched for a handy format to decide and came across this link. Even though it is fr life purposes, I think it is a quick way to at last narrow it down. I think mine circles back to helping deal with pedagogy in the here and now. In the activity we completed there were several passion led scenarios. I feel through my 19 years of teaching mine has evolved in the path of curriculum --> strategy --> teaching through distractions. I think all he distractions teachers face today are the barriers to student motivation and therefore cause them to leave the profession because they have "just one more thing" they have to do, plan, report, show, or PLC. It is overwhelming to even the best veteran educator let alone a novice.
I want to be a LONE NUT
And so far this has been my favorite video and take away (even after day 4). I could watch this continually. It makes me smile. It makes me think. It makes me reflect. I may need to watch it daily. It also makes me think of the Ohio State Buckeyes....you know that other Ohio school where people get degrees. Being an OHIO UNIVERSITY alumni I have to straighten a lot of people out. I did not go to the NUT school, I went to the CAT school. Not the red, scarlet and white...the green and white.
Please enjoy and don't be afraid to be the lone nut (unless you are trying to be an OSU Buckeye then boo on you.)