Design Studio Stories: Manassas City Public Schools

History of the Partnership In 2015 the Manassas City Public Schools purchased tablets for high school teachers. Eager to find a partner to support[...]
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Three Factors that Make or Break Instructional Coaching

“Reforms are not self-implementing,” say researchers from The Education Alliance at Brown University. “Nor do they penetrate predictably or[...]
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How Do You Get The Kids To Do The Heavy Lifting?

After Ashlee’s unannounced observation, the administrator said, “I kept looking for a student who wasn’t doing what he was supposed to. I never found[...]
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Tennessee DOE Blended Learning Pilot Yields Promising Results

One-to-one coaching pushed teachers to try new strategies; improve lessons.
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Two Effective Ways To Wrap Up Your School Year

We start the school year not only assessing students’ knowledge but also establishing a classroom learning culture. We end our school year by[...]
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What Makes Coaching Effective? 7 Tips for School Administrators

In-school coaching is the closest thing to job-embedded professional learning schools can use. It is timely, actionable, and an investment in making[...]
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Using Video to Grow Your Teaching

In comparison to the years spent gaining teacher certification, and the process of classroom observation and evaluation, creating a recording of a[...]
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Testing The Waters: Alternatives To Consider If You Don’t Want To Jump Right Into Choice Boards

We are nearing the school year’s end, and we are starting to think about summer: sun, time off, and swimming! This year we jumped right into refining[...]
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Fill The Gaps: From a Classroom Challenge to a Personalized Learning Strategy

We hear the words “Student Centered Learning” often these days. Understandably so, it is crucial that well into the 21st Century, we finally make it[...]
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Passing the Baton: Tips and Tools To Support Your Students To Take The Lead

  Seeing our students take what we give them and run with it is one of the most rewarding parts of teaching. Ultimately, they finish the race alone,[...]
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