I am coming to terms with the fact that I am teaching and not coaching at school this year. This is my tenth year of being the school counselor and I am grieving the loss of this role as I grapple with the idea of taking on all that teaching requires of me again. This is a short term change for me but as I quite deliberately and decisively left the teaching world nine years ago, I am feeling ambivalent about having to go back into it again. It was always a step on the road to my chosen career and not my chosen career. Yet here I am now, having it chosen for me again. My coaching skills have been honed by years of practice and many thousands of pounds worth of training.
Back to the Chalk Face
My teaching skills feel like a long-ago stored-away box of tools.