I finished working with a group of teachers and administrators in Washington this week after several months of going to visit them every two weeks. We talked about teaching, in general. We talked about trust. We talked about engaging students in the learning. We talked about talking about teaching. And the day came this week that is my final day with them, at least until spring or maybe next year. To say I will miss them is an understatement. They made me laugh, they brought me joy and they taught me as much, if not more, than I ever could teach them. For that, I am so very grateful. To put it succinctly, we bonded over PD.
So, relationships and communication are the two pieces for which I am grateful this Thanksgiving season. Both impact the other one. Good relationships with colleagues (new and "old") fuel good communication and the opposite is true, as well.
As Thanksgiving approaches, I would love for you to share with me whatever it is for which you are most grateful in your life. And, in return, I want to share one of my favorite videos with you that I share with workshop participants. It's all about The Power of Words.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!!