I love teaching. I came to it later in life — I was 29 when I earned my teaching certification. I tried a lot of other things before teaching, and I am sure that teaching is what I am meant to do.
So why did I accept an Instructional Coaching position where I will only teach one section of students and will spend the majority of my time working with adults? Because it felt right.
I have always lived my life with a “go with your gut” philosophy. It has led me down many interesting roads, but never really steered me wrong. I recently came across this quote in the book “S” by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst: “Without intuition, the world becomes a flat place, a stunted place. A place where change is impossible.”
I know I am in for some big changes as I set out on this coaching adventure. I would love some advice from those of you out there who already coach or work with a great coach. Any advice, really. What to do. What not to do. What to read. Who to follow. As a coach, what do you wish you had known when you were just starting out? As a teacher or administrator, what do you wish your coach had known from the beginning? Any help is greatly appreciated.