Instructional Coaching

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Cards For Coaching (set of cards)

Cards for Coaching is a delightful and fun game of scenarios created to foster dialogue and open the door to effective professional communication.<p>If …

Professional Development

Cards for Coaching

Cards for Coaching is a delightful and fun game of scenarios created to foster dialogue and open the door to effective professional communication.<p>If …

Professional Development

Coaches Should Know Their Communication Strengths to Collaborate With Others

« Gratitude for Colleagues Who Made the New Girl Feel At Home | Main | Liberate the Turkey and Homework on Holiday Weekends »<p>Great professional …

Tool To Evaluate Coaching Conversations

« How Can I Coach A Resistant Teacher? Part 3 | Main | Pathways Into Coaching »<p>I received a request for a way to quickly analyze a coaching …

Education

Student-Centered Coaching - Let's Make it About Kids

« Set Up a Student-Empowered Classroom | Main | Reconnecting With Wisdom From 'the Little Prince' »<p><b>*This content came from a training I participated</b> …

Teaching

Why Do Teachers Need Instructional Coaches?

Working with an instructional coach doesn't mean that teachers are weak, it actually shows how strong they are because they believe they can always …

Teaching

Educational Leadership:Coaching: The New Leadership Skill:The Coach and the Evaluator

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

Teaching

Instructional Coaches: How Do You Evaluate Your Impact?

Instructional coaching is revered by some and misunderstood by others. However, just like any educator, instructional coaches have to be able to …

Professional Development

Lack of Tech PD Isn’t the Problem

It’s so easy to do. We inject technology into classrooms and schools and offer lots of professional development. Time goes by; in some classes it …

Teaching

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

sketch by @SylviaDuckworthWhile on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The …

Professional Development

5 Steps to Launch a Successful #TechCoach Program in Your District

There are various models and options to consider when implementing a Tech Coach program. Some only focus on technology, while others combine …

Professional Development

I haven't been trained on this yet.

I really like to train others in educational technologies<p>It is my job and something I used to do from the classroom out of passion. When I was in the …

eLearning

The role of mentors in teacher prep

Kudos to Emporia State University for taking initiative to implement program features that result in college of education graduates who are …

Education

Technology leaders: Do you have the Tech Trinity of Expertise?

Thirty years ago, cutting-edge districts introduced computer labs into their schools. As these new devices arrived, the teacher who knew the most …

Education

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For...

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. We …

Interactive Whiteboard

Important Characteristics of a Technology Coach

School systems around the country are getting on board and seeing the importance of Instructional Technology Departments with "tech coaches" and …

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

Tips and Strategies to Get Started<p>Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance: Look at three tools that can serve as technology-integration entry …

Digital Citizenship

ASCD Explains How Schools Use Peer Coaching to Improve Teaching and Student Learning

Alexandria, VA (05/28/2015)—Teachers can learn how to sharpen their skills and support one another in improving their professional practice by …

6 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - EdTech, education apps

When integrating technology into the classroom, it is easy to believe that all that is required is Wifi access and a Symbaloo page full of websites …

Instructional Design

#IAedchat - "Impact of Instructional Coaches" (with images, tweets) · Aaron_Becker32

So what is Technology Integration?

I was asked by a colleague in another school the other day if I could give her a snapshot into what I actually do, and what the role of an ICT …

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What Innovation Looks Like in an Elementary School

To be honest, I was lost. Elementary teaching was something so new to me when I took a job last year as a K-12 Technology Staff Developer. And still …

Teaching

Establishing the Need for Peer Coaching

—Alison Howells, Spanish Teacher Lower School, Sewickley Academy<p>Day in and day out, dedicated teachers work tirelessly in individual classrooms, many …

10 characteristics of a Coaching Culture

Feb 23 2015<p>Creating a coaching culture in your school requires a clear vision of what that might look like. Most of the literature around coaching …

Risk-Taking is Essential for Professional Learning - Tonya Ward Singer

Risk-taking is the make-or-break ingredient of effective professional learning. Without it, we are just going through the motions of “doing …

Cognitive Science

Finding Your Sweet Spot: The Honeycomb Approach to Personalized Learning

Learning Strategies<p>Finding Your Sweet Spot: The Honeycomb Approach to Personalized Learning<p>By Dr. James Rickbaugh     May 10, 2015<p>As any educator …

Personalized Learning