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Time for a Coaching Cycle

The temperatures are cooling. Our wardrobes are changing. We are bringing out the layers to add warmth. This also means we are in full swing of the school year. Beginning of the year activities, such as assessment screenings, are coming to a close. Teachers have a wide variety of data on their students. Just as […]
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A Coach’s Coach

Today’s post is a guest post written by one of my clients, Maura O’Reilly. It is my pleasure to be Maura’s virtual coach. We are both learning, growing and SHINING! Want to learn more about virtual coaching?  You can read more here and contact me anytime! Your first call is always free so that you can […]
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Who Rescued Who?

Last Sunday marked a very special day. I’m thankful I have the Facebook Memory reminders as it wasn’t a day I thought to have written on the calendar. Six years ago last Sunday a scared and very timid Schnoodle (later renamed Boji after Lake Okoboji in Iowa) entered my life. I had been contemplating getting […]
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The Road to The #CoachApproach

In my last post I shared my writing journey. The road was been full of twists and turns, discovery and growth. I have had the opportunity to meet many authors along the way that have inspired me, in person and/or through their printed words. I have had mentors who saw things in me that I didn’t […]
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My Journey as a Writer

If you follow me on Twitter or read my blog you may have noticed I enjoy finding great images to represent my thoughts. I typically find my photos on Pixabay or Unsplash since I know they are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons. But today’s photo is one of my own with a story to […]
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Making a House a Home

Have you ever made a move? It takes time, doesn’t it? Even once you are all settled, it takes a while to make a house a home. To begin, furniture needs to be arranged for flow and comfort. Belongings need to be stored for easy access. Home decor needs to represent your identity. During the process […]
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#EduCoach Book Study – The Innovator’s Mindset

Are you ready to “Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity?” If you answered YES, then the upcoming #Educoach Book Study on the  The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros is for YOU! The #EduCoach Twitter chat is for anyone interested in leading, facilitating and participating in learning. Many, who join us each Wednesday, are […]
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Learning from Gaming

How can we use assessment to drive effort and achievement? How do we engage our students to take ownership of their learning? How can we encourage students to address how they learn and guide them to want to learn and apply their learning to new situations? Assessment isn’t something teachers or students enjoy talking about. […]
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New Learning with ClassFlow

I have always loved learning new things. For me, being an effective educator means continuous learning.  For the past month I have been immersed in learning all about a free online learning platform called ClassFlow through the process of becoming a paid ClassFlow Ambassador! Check out this short video for a general overview. My TOP 3 Reasons for Loving […]
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A Book Writing Journey

Once upon a time there was a thought, an idea, a concept waiting to emerge. Three acquaintances became friends through the formation of a book manuscript! Yesterday they completed the second phase of the process! Many, many years ago I had the opportunity to write a review for the back of a book (an older edition of […]