I really appreciate our monthly secondary coaches meetings. When I joined the team in September, we were examining the difference between "heavy" and "light" coach. At the heart of that was our conversation about committed listening and it's role in our practice. This set the tone for what I would continue to appreciate as an opportunity for reflection and introspection. Each person in our learning community brings various strengths that we all value. As coaches, one of our task is to help the teachers we support to continue to see the value in this work so that they can remain excited and engaged about teaching and learning. Therefore, it's important that we have this support system, this safety net so that we also continue to grow in our role. It was a highlight of the year when we visited each other's schools. I certainly appreciated the exchange and look forward to more of the same. I value our district coaches' leadership. They are excellent role models and worthy of emulation. The format of our sessions, the technology integration, the norms and protocols established are all components that we can use to refine our toolboxes.