It was not powerful because I had to toot my own horn, but it was powerful because of the collaboration and learning that took place. I was forced to really sit and think about what is really at the core of myself as a teacher. Going through this process I realized that I have constantly added more and more to my plate and collective toolbox as a teacher and have not stopped to really ask the question, "Why?"
Here are the key takeaways from the process
- What is really at your core?
- We forget what we are good at!
- Power of collaboration
- Working with people different from self
- Our natural skills are not always seen by self
- Separate critique and feedback from personal feeling
I will be sharing out my answers in bits to hopefully engage in some dialogue. From this experience I will be crafting a self reflection course for educators so teachers can go through the process I just went through. It was a powerful experience that really helped me gain a vision to where I am and where I want to be.
At this point I already feel like a winner. This process moved me and helped me grow as an educator. Even if nothing develops from my application I will be satisfied with the journey that I travelled to get this application complete. I really think every teacher should undergo this process which is why I will be creating a self paced course to do just that.