Yesterday was a PD day for my district’s entire K-2 staff. Weeks of planning and preparing with my coaching partner, Susan were finally in play. Unsure of how we were received, the feedback from staff was overwhelmingly positive. Without even looking at the end of day survey results, teachers stopped me in the hallway on their way out and sent emails of appreciation and reflection.
Leaving the classroom to become a coach was a big shift. Knowing the work I’m doing is making a difference and the teachers are finding the PD engaging (who wouldn’t want to hear me read, not one, but two stories?), but also useful is the icing on the cake. The week leading up to our day was long, but the rewards were plenty. Time for some much needed rest.