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Teacher leaders explore the impact of their stories at CTQ retreat

On June 22 - 24, teacher leaders joined colleagues from across the country to develop and share their stories of teacher leadership impact in the hopes of shifting the current cultural narrative surrounding teaching and learning. 

The 15 attendees of the CTQ-hosted storytelling retreat used a suite of tools to identify audiences, refine their messaging, and assess the impact of their stories. They also spent time getting to know one another and learning more about crafting their own stories through facilitated sessions, one-on-one coaching sessions with CTQ staff, and individual work time.

“Stepping back from my experience, I see that I do have an important story to tell, one that is tied to my failures, successes, strengths, and shortcomings,” teacher and retreat attendee Noah Klein writes in his blog post. “It wasn’t until I began to see my identity as a professional that I realized that I had to bring all of me to the table.”

Retreat attendees share their experiences and reflections