Instructional coaching can be an impactful position, but there are six critical issues that often get in the way of coaches being able to do their job. They can be overcome.
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August 25, 2019
Humans are not intrinsically good. Each of us is conflicted; sometimes selfish, other times committing to others and the common good. Guest blogger Michael Fullan believes that we are tipped to be good but only when certain conditions prevail.
June 23, 2019
In articles and presentations on student feedback, educators are admonished today to use "No grades, comments only!" Unfortunately, they do not seem to know the whole story, nor do they seem to know what the research really says, guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey, a senior research scholar at the University of Louisville.
May 12, 2019
Our students are constantly told to toughen up, but too often students turn to negative behaviors like binge drinking or drugs because of their inability to handle stress and anxiety. Perhaps mindfulness can help?
April 26, 2019
As adults, our job is to ensure all children feel safe in school. Creating a safe space for learning starts with listening to our students. We must prioritize not only listening to our students but also using their input to enact change.
April 22, 2019
A pedagogical pathway is paved with "engaging (learning about) the world," and "changing it for the better." What now is emerging is the possibility that pedagogical savvy and political action may make for a surprising combination with students as a force for change.
February 25, 2019
Let's give up the search for "best practices" in grading. Best practices are often not as great as we are told.
February 10, 2019
There is a lot of pushback from critics when teachers and leaders try to address the social-emotional-learning needs of students. The reality is that social-emotional learning is not only easy to address, it's important to do so, and this post explains why.