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Four Conditions Essential for Instructional Coaching to Work

<b>Condition #1: School culture.</b> For a coach to effectively partner with teachers and support them in developing their practice, the school culture …

Tech Pilots Taking Off! | always learning

One of my goals this year was to focus on job-embedded PD for our teachers. Basically professional development that happens within the school day, …

Technology Coaching

Coaching may be the most effective way to convert reluctant colleagues into enthusiastic users of new technologies.<p>As mentioned throughout this book, …

Teaching

Sustaining Change: The Next Level of PD | always learning

I’ve been thinking a lot about professional development lately, especially about its critical role in shifting a school or shifting a community of …

A School Grows Great Educators

Maintaining this level of teacher performance isn't as simple as plucking already-stellar educators from the top of the talent pool. "We realize …

4 Simple Steps to Your Successful Instructional Coaching Model | Jill Jackson | Jackson Consulting

We are going to start with a couple of mantras…close your eyes…take a deep breath…think of yourself sitting on a relaxing beach with the waves …

Teaching

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

The Changing Role of Instructors Moving from Facilitation to Constructive Partnerships

Viewpoint<p>The influences of new technology--in particular social media and Web 2.0 tools--socially and instructionally have been remarkable. In …

Difficult Conversations | always learning

One of the things I’m enjoying most about being on our coaching team here at ISB is the opportunity to openly share our challenges so that we can all …

Reflections on Cognitive Coaching - Educational Leadership

Cognitive Coaching is a process during which teachers explore the thinking behind their practices. Each person seems to maintain a cognitive map, …

Teaching How to Teach: Coaching Tips from a Former Principal

High-quality coaching lies somewhere near the crossroads of good teaching and educational therapy. Done well, coaching can help you sort through your …

Teaching

Creating a Culture of Collaboration Through Technology Integration | always learning

Last week, Chrissy and I were invited to give our presentation from ASB Unplugged, Hardware is Not Enough: The Teacher-Facilitator Partnership, to …

The Year We Learned to Collaborate - Educational Leadership

Second, we realized that many of our teachers would soon need help preparing to implement a new math program. Our school serves 1,700 students in …

The Coach and the Evaluator - Educational Leadership

Such conferences reflect the unfortunate blurring of the line between evaluation and professional development in schools. On the one hand, evaluation …

Lessons Learned: Tips for New Technology Facilitators | always learning

Cross-posted on the TechLearning Advisors Blog<p>It’s hard to believe that our summer holidays are officially over today and we start back to school …

Top 5 Practices for Student-Centered Coaching

<b>1) Coaching Cycles</b><p>The teacher and coach partner for a 4-6 week coaching cycle. During the coaching cycle, the coach is in the classroom 1-3 days per …

Personal Best

Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?<p>I’ve been a surgeon for eight years. For the past couple of them, my performance in the operating room has reached a plateau. I’d like to think it’s a good thing—I’ve arrived at my professional peak. But mainly it seems as if I’ve just stopped …