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Understand, Care, and Grow Together

By Eda Go
Understand, Care, and Grow Together

For over 30 years international school leaders, teachers, and counselors have come together for Principals’ Training Center (PTC) professional learning experiences. Each day of every program begins with a “pearl of wisdom,” a “nugget of knowledge,” or a “gem of inspiration” from one of the participants. We are delighted to offer our readers around the world these powerful stories, insights, and strategies, all dedicated to our shared mission of ever more and better learning for our children.  

In this Pearl, Eda encourages us to ask clarifying questions before assuming intent and inspire growth instead of reflecting on defeats. Eda shares that having a team reflection on team dynamics makes teachers feel less frustrated and more productive. “It’s not really about the problems that make or break our teams. It’s the way that we address the problems that could really affect their morale, their relationships, and the self-efficacy of our team members.”

Professional positions cited were the ones held at the time of recording. The positions and schools of those quoted may have since changed.

Eda Go is the primary years program coordinator at Shenzhen Foreign Language GBA Academy in China.

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