Entries related to: coaching

Compassionate Coaching: Support and Encouragement Go a Long Way

Teaching is an intellectual, cognitively challenging job. It's an emotional one, too. The myriad...

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The Coach's View: Immerse Your Students in Experiential Learning

 Make learning about WWI more engaging with a few adjustments in planning.

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Boosting Your Practice: Anytime is a Good Time With These 12 Tips

Now that we're getting back into the groove of the classroom, it can be a good opportunity...

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7 Tips for Successful Collaboration

Who We Are and What We Do

We are National Board Certified Teachers who have been collaborative...

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Collaborating Across Disciplines: Planning & Team Teaching

Throughout my teaching career, I was lucky to have teaching partners that I loved to collaborate...

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A Coach’s Toolkit: Three Ways to Build Trust

A wise person once told me that if you lose a teacher's trust, it's nearly impossible to regain...

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A Coach’s Toolkit: Three Ways to Take Observational Notes

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a brainstorming session with other coaches...

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Strengthening Lessons with a Student Work Protocol

As the chill in the air gets chillier, and your stacks of student work pile up like fallen...

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What Do Coaches Do in September?

Since starting this school year, I've been spending time getting to know the five teachers that...

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The A-B-Cs of Giving Feedback to a Colleague

Providing feedback. It's so much more than sharing some helpful information with another person...

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Evaluating Lessons: Tips for Calibrating Group Feedback

My bet is if we place fifty educators in a room with a rubric and piece of student writing,...

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An Observation Challenge: Seeing The Invisible (Part Three)

Editor's Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part Observation Exercise. Each exercise is a stand...

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An Observation Challenge: What Do You See (Part Two)

Editor's Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part Observation Exercise. Each exercise is a stand...

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An Observation Challenge: What Do You Hear (Part One)

The Importance of Learning to Observe

I distinctly remember when I needed to understand the game...

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Video Playlist: Strengthening Lessons for the Common Core

As you are setting up your classroom, planning your units, or perhaps already teaching (yikes!),...

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Countdown to Your First Year: You Got a Job. Now What?

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Focusing on Instructional Leadership

"Teachers have a huge effect on their students. Great teachers inspire students to do more than...

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Graduating & Stepping Up to More

I have often believed that graduation was misnamed. I realize that graduation is the act of...

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How Do You Survive the Co-Teaching Marriage?

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One Thing All Successful Teachers Agree On

Recently, I was at the Teacher of the Year Annual Meeting where Teaching Channel had the...

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