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Coaches help us become better selves and better educators

By Jennifer Abrams
April 2022
When I work with school leaders and their teams, I always share this belief: Growing into who we can become is a lifelong journey that never ends. Usually, there is pushback. Some will ask, “Shouldn’t education leaders be there already? That’s why we got the job, right?” Others will say, “I have so much on my plate as it is. How could I find time to grow?” While I agree there is a fundamental level of competence and professionalism that should be expected of all school leaders, I also believe that our development as professionals is never complete. We should always aspire to be better selves and better educators. We should model for those we teach and lead what it means to be a work

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References

Abrams, J. (2021). Stretching your learning edges: Growing (up) at work. Miravia.

Cowman, S. [@mrscowmansclassroom]. (2020, March 11). Today during our read aloud, my tongue got tied up and I laughed at myself a little bit (they all [Photograph]. Instagram. www.instagram.com/p/B9nHxZshHX0/

Heschel, A.J. (1983). I asked for wonder: A spiritual anthology. Crossroad.


Jennifer Abrams (jennifer@jenniferabrams.com) is an independent communications consultant and leadership coach.


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