In a recent post from Slicer Readingteachsu (that had been inspired by a post from another Slicer, Cast of Characters), I was encouraged to rewrite my job description. It wasn’t easy. I do a variety of different things as a coach – professional development, demonstration lessons, grade level meetings, ordering, curriculum writing, and lots more. This exercise forced me to think hard about what I’m really after in my work. What is all this for? Here’s what I came up with:
The person in this position is required to develop agency in teachers and students through the use of thoughtful, specific, and purposeful feedback in order to maximize learning for all.
I loved the exercise of rewriting my job description in one sentence! Let’s just cut to the chase and focus on THE most important thing I am after in my coaching work. I think this is it! I’m thinking about doing this with teachers. They have so many demands. I wonder what they would come up with if they rewrote their job descriptions. I wonder if it would help them weed through all of the stuff and really get to the heart of what they are trying to accomplish.
I also loved that I was inspired by a post that was inspired by a post. This is the magic of the Two Writing Teachers SOL Challenge.