Welcome to Your New…

Here we are at the beginning of it all. It’s exciting and terrifying all at once. We will feel stress, resilience, heartbreak, and triumphs. That’s how I felt about a year ago when my husband and I made the decision to move to Lakefield College School after being at Ridley College for the past 12 wonderful years. But, it was time to be pushed beyond and see what was there.

Transition and change have been at the forefront of my mind recently (especially as I sit in my newly renovated kitchen) and this year is going to be full of more newness with Cohort 21.  I have high hopes for Season 8 as we peel back the layers to get at the root of our practice and find out what’s good and what needs to be pushed beyond. Last year was my first with Cohort 21, after hearing about it from my colleagues for so many years, and what I discovered with this incredible group of educators, was truly amazing. The enthusiasm, dedication, and investment that others showed for my projects were infectious. There was a spirit of ‘we’re all in this together, let’s see how far we can go’ and I’m hoping that I can carry that on into this year as a coach. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you at the second face to face and hearing about what you are passionate about in your classroom. See you soon!

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  • Thanks for this great post Wendy – you’ve captured the spirit of the Cohort Effect! Thanks for taking on the role of coach this year too – I know that you have so much on the go, so your perspective will be so great!

  • Great Post Wendy! you are so right- we are in it together! Let’s go season 8!

  • Hi Wendy,
    What a role model you are for your students and colleagues to push your own boundariesta, move out of your comfort zone and take risks! Congratulations and I hope that you are finding in rewarding in everyway. Looking forward to working with you this year!
    Kind regards,

  • AND I think I should call it a night with all of those typos in my comment…sorry everyone!!!

  • @wdarby – so great to see that you’re back this year, and I’m so glad to hear that you’re settling in nicely at LCS. I had tried to message you near the end of last year on Twitter but you don’t follow me back so I wasn’t able to! (@jenweening in case you want to!)
    Anyway, I’m sorry that I’ll be missing you this year but Cohort21 is so lucky to have you as a coach! Have a wonderful year.
    – Jen

  • @jweening great to see you in this thread! I hope you are well and having a great year. Want to join us this Friday for our third face to face? You are always welcome

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