More book study on Regie Routman's Read, Write, Lead ...
Reminder: This year I'm in a book study focusing on Regie Routman's Read, Write, Lead with literacy specialists. I'm reflecting on them here. The ASCD created a study guide with thought-provoking questions. We were encouraged either to choose one question from guide and react, or to choose a resonating quote and explain why it struck us. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
"Self-reflect on the characteristics of leaders. Where are you strongest? What might you choose to work on to increase trust and professional relationships with your colleagues?"I am strongest at keeping key questions in mind. Gratefully, my parents raised me to constantly ask questions and the skill compounds over a lifetime. My goal as a teacher in my school team is to find solutions to the problems we face as a unit. The course of action to solving those problems is to ask questions from all angles and I find myself constantly asking and trying to answer those questions.
I choose to work on following through with focusing on the big picture of literacy. Many teachers rely on me as an instructional coach for ELL best practices. Often I fall short on that goal and I need to follow through.