During this "education recovery", I realized I was not driven by fear. I had not become afraid to venture out with new ideas and was willing to nudge the status quo. I found with silence, my beliefs were not losing focus. I did realize that I was driven by the need for approval with evaluations, being there for every teacher I support, working with families in our RTI process and SLOs. I found that I was trying to please everyone. I had forgotten that was the one key to failure. I also realized I was driven by unnecessary stress. Stress worrying about things that I could not change. I had to find focus.
Now, 11 months later...I have found I was focused but was letting the noise of our education world interfere with my silence. I found myself this summer ready to venture back into the blogging world and making this a part of my new "refueled" reading and writing life.
I am in the literacy coach role again next year. Even coaches need time to refuel...to keep calm...and teach on! :)