Leading A Professional Learning Community

    A strong, collaborative school culture results in powerful ideas and solutions. When teachers and leaders come together to support student growth[...]
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    Using a Strategy Showcase to Create a Collaborative Teacher Community

    When our school launched instructional coaching through BetterLesson last year, we started with about 20 teachers including educators in their first[...]
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    5 Reasons Why Your Best New Teachers Are Leaving (and How to Help Them)

    Teachers (and leaders!) have faced more over the past few years than ever before. Recurring changes to modes of instruction, rising academic[...]
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    A Coach’s Favorite Strategies for Math Retention

    As educators, many of us have felt the frustration of having taught a math unit only to discover that as weeks or months go by students have lost the[...]
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    The Value Instructional Coaching Brings to Self-Guided Learning

    While the revolution of self-directed learning has been brewing for a while, the last few years have given many people more time and an increased[...]
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    Making PLCs Work For Your School, Part 1: What is a PLC?

    How do education systems foster continuous growth when there are so many differing roles and specializations of key players who are part of a[...]
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    Try-Measure-Learn: The Coaching Process in Action

    In my work as a coach, I have the privilege of working with teachers at all stages of their career and at all levels of practice. While I am of the[...]
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    It’s Not Too Late For Your High School Students to Develop A Growth Mindset

    When I speak with the high school teachers I coach about helping students embrace the idea of social-emotional growth, I often get a response like[...]
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    Find Time for Formative Assessment with W.I.N. Time

    One of the simplest planning moves can yield the greatest results: scheduling buffer times in your instructional progression to support students in[...]
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    Inclusivity Starts with You: Helping Your Teachers Reach Students with Disabilities

    Many students with disabilities face challenges that others may not understand or recognize. 
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