Getting Past “Do Better Now” The lessons I learned on relationship-building have pushed me to shift my leadership style. This wasn’t an immediate change, but it started with simply asking people about themselves and then gradually moving into discussing their practice. I now know my teachers’ favorite television shows and outside-of-school interests. We discuss the playoffs as well as pedagogy. Recognizing that people bring with them all of their life experiences and perspectives is essential to motivating and coaching others.

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