Entries related to: coaching

A Climate for Great Practice: Collaborating for Student Success

The climate, or culture, of a school is one of the most important factors in its success. In...

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Top Ten DIY Ways to Get Smarter Over the Summer

It's that time of year again. You know, when you can tell people exactly (down to the second)...

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Summer Math Reading: Five Days of Favorites

At the end of the school year, I always find myself in such a weird space. I'm exhausted, need a...

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Supporting Great Teaching: A Tangible Vision of Excellence

My first example of love was from my parents, which is probably true for most people. Their care...

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Supporting Great Teaching: Overcoming Obstacles

You cannot have great teaching without great teachers. Any education reform that seek to...

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Supporting Great Teaching: Creating Systems for Development

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Getting Better At Personalized Learning

Here's a startling statistic: 40% of high school students are chronically disengaged in school....

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Coaching Towards Collaborative Learning

How do you transform a 45-minute PLC time from being a place where teachers get professional...

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Hacking Feedback: 3 Strategies + Tools

So much of teaching is living in tension: giving more support vs. letting a student productively...

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Hacking Feedback: The Bookends

I have a love-hate relationship with giving feedback. I love how potent a tool it is to help...

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Learning Labs: Take One

 
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Establishing Our Collaborative Work Norms

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Establishing a Culture of Collaborative Learning

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Getting Better Together: PLC Leadership and Number Talks

Alicia Farmer and Kristin Gray are 5th grade teachers on opposite sides of the country. Kristin...

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Setting Effective Instructional Priorities for Next Year

The end of the year is always an exciting time in schools. Along with the promise of summer, the...

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Five Tips To Help You Transition From Teacher to Coach

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Coaching Coaches Can Be More Effective with Teams

When I became an instructional coach, I asked every colleague I knew what I should be doing....

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The Five Steps of My Coaching Demo Process

This past year as a math coach for my district has been eye-opening, engaging and a whirlwind...

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Developing A Math Team: Online and In Person

If you heard me use the word "colleague" in a conversation a few years ago, I would have been...

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Five Strategies for Peer Observation To Improve Practice

"We cannot create what we can't imagine." - Lucille Clifton

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