Of all humanity’s wisdom, most has been spoken in some form by Mr. Miyagi of The Karate Kid. Take the following:
“Walk on left side of road, safe. Walk on right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, get squished just like grape.”
Teacher leaders know the perils of the hybrid path better than anyone. One stumble and you just might manage to alienate colleagues with the left foot, anger administrators with the right. You also might find yourself progressing as a teacher leader while stagnating as a classroom teacher.
Teacher leaders, how do you keep improving as a teacher while developing as a leader? How do you make the time it takes to do both?