I came across #onesmallthing on Twitter, and loved the idea that one small change can have a BIG impact! In my building, Professional Learning Communities are being implemented, and the PLC's are drafting their norms. In each PLC I've attended this week, being a good listener has come up as something the group wants to identify as a norm. As an Instructional Coach, I rely on active listening on a daily basis, and it is a skill I am always seeking to improve. With the school year beginning, hearing colleagues identify listening as something vital to the success of their PLC, allowed me to renew my focus and goal of entering every coaching conversation with the dedication of listening to understand.
Shortly after I posted my #onesmallthing to Twitter, I was asked to explain the importance of listening to understand. I shared Elena Aguilar's Education Week Teacher blog post "Active Listening: The Key To Transforming Your Coaching, which is one that I refer to and share with other Instructional Coaches.
What is your #OneSmallThing?