Over the last few weeks I have spent a lot of time ‘at the planning table’ with teams in several schools. I always relish the opportunity to be part of a healthy collaborative planning session – I love the energy generated by ideas, the sense of possibility and the creative and social process that is authentic planning. I have also recently spent time in another institution – a hospital – caring for a family member.
Today, as I listened to and watched the medical staff at work, I was reminded of the importance of stopping to closely examine ourselves professionally. Taking time to reflect on our work is vital – but we need to be mindful of what it is we are looking for.
A planning/teaching team in healthy condition is a joy to be part of. Conversely, unhealthy teams who have not taken time to be…
View original post 721 more words