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September 30, 2015

Common Core Crisis: What to Do About Math Scores

Don't blame teachers when math scores drop. Give them the support they need for learning to improve.

August 17, 2014

How Instructional Coaches Create Teacher Buy-In

Don't just focus on what and how teachers need to change. Explain why they need to change.

July 22, 2014

Helping Teachers Play to Their Strengths

Identifying and reinforcing teachers' strengths is an important first step in the instructional coaching process.

May 14, 2013

Teacher Interview Demo Lesson: Deal Breaker or Deal Maker?

Use demo lessons to assess teacher candidates' potential, not just their performance.

December 18, 2012

From Struggling Teacher to Star Teacher

David Ginsburg shares his process for helping struggling teachers become star teachers.

November 30, 2012

Coachability: A Key to Performing up to Capability

Teachers can only perform to their capability if they exhibit coachability.

October 28, 2012

Raise Scores With Teacher Prep, Not Test Prep

Last post I asserted that the more schools focus on coaching teachers rather than evaluating them, the more student learning improves. And now some great news to back up this assertion: Two urban schools, Esperanza Academy and Freire Charter, where I've coached math teachers are among the top 12 per...

October 06, 2012

Don't Evaluate Teachers, Coach Them

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment." -John Wooden In my experience, the more schools focus on evaluating teachers, the more student learning suffers. By contrast, the more schools focus on coaching teachers, the more student learning improves. Harry and Ro...



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