Ron Nash shows how to replace “whatever” with “whatever it takes” through this professional development program focused on individual reflection. Includes examples from successful schools nationwide.

Facilitating the Long Haul

Facilitating the long haul

Imagine, if you will, that a high school cross-country runner has just come across the finish line in the district meet, and he has a feeling he has run his best race. He walks over to his coach and asks for his time.

“Well,” says his coach, “you did really well!”

“Thanks coach, but what was my time?”

The coach responds, without hesitation, “I think this was your best effort yet. We didn't actually time it, but we can check with the course officials. Well done!”

History has not recorded the young cross-country runner's reaction, but disbelief and disappointment might be near the top of the list. Of course, no coach in charge of any runner on any track or cross-country team ...

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