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November 22, 2015

Even Instructional Coaches Need Coaching

As teachers, we are only one step away from a bad lesson, which is why instructional coaching is so important. However, a recent bad performance made me realize that coaches need some coaching too.

November 10, 2015

Does Education Need a Software Update?

The technology industry hasn't just fostered a culture of change, it has gotten consumers to expect and embrace it. What can the education profession learn from that?

November 08, 2015

How Do We Contribute to the Stories of Our Students?

On any given day we contribute to the stories of our students. Some of us continue the tragedy while others help inspire a new ending. How do you contribute to the story of your students?

November 04, 2015

3 Reasons Why Status Prevents You From Collaborating

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.

October 25, 2015

Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them

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?

October 20, 2015

John Hattie's 10th Mindframe for Learning

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.

October 18, 2015

Lack of Collaboration? Maybe It's You

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.

October 13, 2015

2 Technology Tools That Will Help Change Your Impact

It's Connected Educator Month, and two of the best tools around can help transform the way leaders lead, teachers teach, and students learn.

September 30, 2015

Do We Provoke Misbehavior in Our Students?

In our effort to create optimal learning spaces and focus on learning, are teachers actually provoking the misbehavior that prevents them from getting to that learning with students?

September 08, 2015

A Few Ideas for Flipped Faculty Meetings

Within-school variability, when it comes to teachers expertise, is an issue in most schools. Here are a few ways that the flipped faculty meeting can help build teacher efficacy, and minimize the within-school variability.

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