The Coach And Teacher Dance

What is the best approach for coaching teachers? Is it better to coach a group or individuals? Is there a difference between virtual coaching and[...]
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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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Using Seesaw to Expand the Walls of the Classroom

I always struggled with trying to find ways to have my kindergarten students transfer their french language skills from the classroom to their homes.[...]
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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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