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December 01, 2015

Improving Instruction: 8 Areas That Matter Most

We have so many things flying at us in school, wouldn't it be nice to work on one we believe in? Here are 8 ideas that are based on research that may provide a good starting point.

November 25, 2015

Educators: What Will Happen When Twitter Ends?

Twitter has been used by hundreds of thousands of educators, but recent news should make us wonder whether the social media platform is seeing its demise. What will educators do?

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 15, 2015

3 Ways Instructional Coaches Are Used as Compliance Officers

When done correctly, instructional coaching offers enormous benefits to teachers and students. Unfortunately, during these days of accountability there are at least three ways that coaches are used as less of a resource and more as compliance officers.

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.

November 02, 2015

9 Ways Leaders Model Engagement or Misbehavior

If leaders want teachers to engage every student, perhaps they should try engaging every teacher.

October 23, 2015

Instructional Coaches: How Do You Evaluate Your Impact?

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.

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 28, 2015

Does Subject-Matter Knowledge Count as Much as We Think?

For as long as there have been schools, there has been the debate over the importance of subject-matter knowledge. It doesn't matter as much as you may think.

September 10, 2015

4 Reasons Instructional Coaching Won't Work

Coaching is about deep, long lasting relationships between a teacher and coach. If we are entering into the coaching relationship we need to do it in a way that won't be a waste time. Here are 4 ways coaching won't work.

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