In the café of Life, when you’re handed lemons…you make lemonade of course!Last Friday, a gigantic pile of lemons landed in front of me! The district I currently work for decided due to budget cuts that they are eliminating all of the literacy and math coach positions. Here’s where the lemonade part comes to fruition. I have the choice of two possible lemonade recipes, filling out the transfer paperwork to go straight back to the classroom (simple recipe) or applying for and hopefully interviewing for the “reclassified” more generalized “instructional coach” position (more complicated recipe). Even if applying for and interviewing for the coach position, if I should not be chosen, I would still go back to the classroom. I am thinking of going for the coaching position…I love what I do as a coach but the caveat is the Site Improvement Planning Teams have to make the decision to “purchase” your services with their School Improvement Title I Budgets. So, that makes me unsure…should I go for the more complicated lemonade recipe-re-applying for the coach position or keep it simple and go back to the classroom? What to do? Your advice please?