When coaches and leaders have difficulty creating authentic dialogue that will help foster collaboration, they may not understand that their status may be the wedge that causes the issue.
If leaders want teachers to engage every student, perhaps they should try engaging every teacher.
Through flipping, leaders can provide an avenue to focus on learning and help foster the collaboration in adults that we all want to see in our students. And now there is research to support it.
For all that we talk about the importance of student voice, we don't always provide the actions needed to support it.
John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?
Instructional coaching is revered by some and misunderstood by others. However, just like any educator, instructional coaches have to be able to prove their impact...or they may find themselves out of a job.
Adults invest a great deal of time and energy into practices that will help them shift their Mindframes at home. John Hattie has 10 mindframes that will help teachers and students shift their thinking at school.
It's easy for us to look at a parent, student or colleague who doesn't want to engage with us, and blame them for the lack of engagement. However, before we do that we need to look at how we are approaching them and see if there is something we can change within our approach.
How do school leaders use mindfulness to help them become less distracted?
It's Connected Educator Month, and two of the best tools around can help transform the way leaders lead, teachers teach, and students learn.