So, as we kick off our second Institute Day, I wanted to practice having coaching conversations with our instructional coach team. As a team we also wanted to hear about each other's summer experiences. So, we paired up with our Cognitive Coaching Seminars Foundation Training Guides and held a planning conversation and a reflecting conversation. (Thanks for our training in Berwyn Michele Tissiere!) My reflecting conversation brought me back to the institute, what was my experience like? What did I learn?
The institute was a bit overwhelming, because of the caliber of people in attendance. Every hour I met a new educator and was amazed at what they were doing to change and enhance teaching and learning across the world. I kept thinking, why am I here? It forced me to think about my ADE video I created to share my story. In my video I focused on the 4 areas of what it means to be an ADE: Advisor, Advocate, Ambassador, and Author. I realized, yes I do belong in this amazing group of educators. We all focus on those same four A's, but in different contexts based on our passions and experiences.
ADE Class of 2015