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Friday, June 26, 2015

What Are You Reading? Linky

I know many of you are relaxing either poolside or on a beach with a book you purchased several months ago and a perfect drink.  Others may be like me, traveling to and from little league games trying to squeeze in a chapter or two during practices or long distance games.  In either case, I would like to know, "What are you reading?"  Is it professional or pleasure?

I am currently taking classes for my administration license.  In my current class, we are reading John C. Maxwell's, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork.  If you are a teacher or educator who likes to lead or facilitate small collaboration groups, then this book is for you.
Chapter 6, The Law of the Catalyst, is my favorite chapter so far.  I started to think of some questions...

Catalysts are those people who "get it done" and then they get more done on top of that.  Are you one of those people?  Do you have someone like that in your building?

According to the book, the characteristics of a catalyst are those teachers who are... 

Now that I have you thinking...  How can you be more like a team leader?  I know that I can be more of a team leader by communicating better with those in my collaborative group.  I can be more encouraging by persevering through problems and working through them together positively.  Ultimately, our goal as teachers is to make a change while seeing growth in our students.  "In order to see a change, we must make a change" with our own teaching strategies and perceptions.

Now that I may have sparked your interest... 
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork is an excellent and motivational resource for teachers who collaborate and work together.  What are you reading?  Link up below.  You can use the button below to use with your post.