Last Thursday, we celebrated #NCDLDAY at Lake Rim (follow us on twitter Lake Rim). My expectations were high because I had spent most of the year sharing and presenting and learning about digital resources with teachers. This was a district effort and a school effort. Without trying to pressure teachers, I asked them what they were going to do for Digital Learning Day. Several of the teachers used Padlet, Kahoot.it, Mentimeter, and Google Classroom, to name a few. I still had high expectations but I’m not sure my expectations were the same as the teachers. Also, during the same week, I had an instructional coaches meeting and the topic was reflection. As I reflect on last week’s Digital Learning Day and the coaches’ meeting, I realized that the teachers with whom I work are in different places in their use of and implementation of digital learning tools.
As I reviewed “The Continuum of Self-Reflection” (Hall and Simeral, 2010), I remembered that as educators, we all need to self-reflect. As I continue to grow as an instructional coach, I will continue to self-reflect to see if I am being the servant leader that I need to be. #icccs #selfreflection #buildingteachercapacity #lrescoach #innovation
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