I had many take-aways from the day--I am still processing, reflecting, and percolating, but I have to say right now, the six Principles of Partnership are getting the most thought in my post-workshop brain. In a jigsaw activity, I created a visual for equality, and I love the ideas behind the quote from Peter Bloch:
The other principles include voice, choice, reflection, dialogue, and praxis. I will save my thoughts about these other five for a later post, but for now, I am grappling with some questions:
- Do I see the people I work with as equals? I'd like to believe I do, in which case:
- Do they see themselves as my equals, and do they feel valued and respected?
- Do I communicate in my comments, actions, or behaviors anything to the contrary?
In my work as an instructional coach and curriculum coordinator, I work with many people across many domains. People remember more about how we make them feel than exact words we say. I know that I will be striving to answer these questions honestly and reflectively yes, yes, and no.
Thank you to the leaders at #educoach for hosting the October blogging challenge.