Pushing Performance Coaching to Transform Professional Development

Moving towards performance coaching instead of lecture-based professional development can be a game changer for teacher quality.


Year in Review: Startups are a Long Journey Without A Map

A lot of people use the phrase "it's a journey" to describe the process of a startup. Me included. The problem is that we all pretend like the "journey" of a startup like strolling up one of the hills of San Francisco. In fact, the "journey" is more like being dropped off in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, in Alaska, and needing to find your way to the top of a specific mountain. Without a map.


We decided Customer Success is a Role, Not a Motto

Last week we hired a new employee in the role of Customer Success. We chose this title because we wanted the job to be meaningful to an external audience while also accommodating the internal ambiguity of the role.


Flying the Friendly Skies of Product Strength: We Have No iPhone App

Some of Edthena's potential customers may also be pitched by other companies with similarish offerings. Those companies try to skew the differences as our weakness. But the differences may actually represent a present position of strength in overall quality or outcomes for Edthena.


New 'Education Entrepreneur' Degree for Charter Launchers, School Redesigners

New program from the University of Pennsylvania aims to teach business people and educators how to start and run schools based on entrepreneurial principles.


Wow! So Edthena. Many Teacher. Much Love.

Edthena is one of the few companies that focuses specifically on how to help teachers get better at their jobs and while we are a technology company, we facilitate a very human process of coaching teachers to help them get better at what they do.


Road Trip to Austin

Still feeling the crush. We're on deadline to deliver a BIG set of new features to our users. And somewhere in the middle of reviewing wireframes and design specs, I was in Austin this past week.


Even a Peaceful Bike Ride Feels Like a Race

We're cruising along at Edthena, but there's a lot of pressure to go faster.


Celebrating our First Workaversary

Edthena recently celebrated the one-year-to-the-day anniversary of our first employee joining our team.


Students in Action with Autism Expressed

A great video example of how teachers and students are using Autism Expressed. It answers the question, "Who is is this program designed for?"


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