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What is a Mastermind?

There’s a very popular practice in the business world where movers and shakers get together to brainstorm new ideas and support each other in reaching new levels in their business. When many brilliant minds come together they create one MASTER mind. This think tank allows everyone to learn from each other’s experiences while gaining ideas, strategies, and guidance.

But, this growth opportunity doesn’t exist in the education realm. Why not? Educators are movers and shakers. They are go-getters. They are life-long learners, dreamers, and doers. Unfortunately, there is not a support network like a mastermind to give educators the ongoing support they need to grow into their fullest potential.

As a business owner, serving teachers and teacher leaders nationwide, I have had the opportunity to participate in a mastermind with other business owners. I have grown tremendously personally and professionally as I learned from my peers and mentor.

Since the mastermind experience was a catapulting force in my own professional growth, I decided to provide that same type of learning opportunity to teacher leaders. (Who is a ‘teacher leader?’ Anyone who leads other teachers in growing their craft (ie. instructional coach, cooperating teacher for student teachers, peer mentor, etc.)

Why do Teacher Leaders Need a Mastermind?

  • The PD out there for us is limited.
  • The feedback we receive is slim.
  • The idea bank and camaraderie fountains are dried out.

 The Teacher Leader Mastermind is going to be a pivotal moment in the career of teacher leaders. They will be able to look back and realize how much they grew as a person and a professional. Plus, masterminds create long-lasting friendships!

What will Teacher Leaders Get Out of a Mastermind?

 The Teacher Leader Mastermind will help educators:

  • Recognize patterns that keep them stuck in operating at the same level achieving the same results
  • Be inspired to take action in new ways, from new angles, and discover new ways to reach those they serve
  • Get better organized and more intentional with their time 
  • Discover talent and skillsets that were once hidden
  • Develop a diverse strategy bank from which to operate from
  • And become more aligned to their personal vision of how they desire to serve those they lead

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How a Mastermind Changed Me

I was tired of teaching myself how to get better. There was only so far I could get on my own. I wanted to be a better leader, a more knowledgeable educator, a more invested individual in the collective initiative at the school.

The best thing I ever did was surround myself with people who knew things I didn’t know, who had perspectives beyond my own, and who loved and cared for those they served above all else.

Next Steps for Teacher Leaders

It’s time to operate at a new level. You don’t have to wait for the answers you’ve been wanting in how to better your craft and grow the stash in your tool belt. Investing in yourself is scary, but the better version of you is so worth it.

Take the plunge and let’s do the work together. Take your seat in the Teacher Leader Mastermind because you deserve to be here.

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If you’re not sure if the mastermind opportunity is right for you, shoot me an email at: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com. I’ll be happy to answer all of your questions!

GO BE GREAT!

About the author, Gretchen

I am an educator, passionate about cultivating talent in aspiring and new teachers through practical tips and strategies. My blog, book, and podcast are geared towards empowering teachers to enter the profession and stay there due to the advice and encouragement I provide. We have a real need in our nation for strong leaders in classrooms, and I believe its my calling and duty to coach teachers to achieve and maintain best teaching practices in order to drive the growth and success of our students in and outside the classroom.