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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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Summer Book Study

The #educoach Twitter Chat has been in existence since July 27, 2011. The weekly chat is devoted to the topic to instructional coaching and leadership. We meet each Wednesday at 9pm CST. Sumer has proven to be an excellent time to read, learn and grow with each other. We will be starting our summer book […]
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#EduCoach Blog Challenge is BACK!

Last October (2015), during Connected Educator Month, the #EduCoach Twitter Community took part in a blog challenge. Many educators used this form of open communication to share ideas with others, reflect on educational practices, and connect and collaborate with one another. They were challenged to post once a week and encouraged to comment on fellow […]
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Together We Are Stronger

Every Wednesday evening from 9-10pm (Central Standard Time) educators from around the globe interested in instructional coaching join together to learn from each other and grow stronger together! It is an hour of inspiration and motivation as we continually refine our craft in the area of instructional coaching. The chat celebrated its 4 year anniversary in July (and […]
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The Marshmallow Challenge

Photo Credit: Wesley Fryer Put a room for of adults into small groups and  give each group 10 sticks of uncooked spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string, 1 marshmallow, a set of guidelines and 18 minutes and what do you get? TEAMWORK, COLLABORATION, TRIAL and ERROR, THOUGHTFUL DIALOGUE, and FUN! The Marshmallow Challenge was recently […]
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#educoach is now on REMIND

The #educoach hashtag has been used by instructional coaches around the world for the past 4 years! We chat each Wednesday at 9pm CST on Twitter and use the hashtag throughout the week to share resources, ask questions and collaborate with instructional coaches. If you haven’t joined us, I hope you will look for us […]
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Twitter Chats … FIND THE MAGIC!

It is such an honor to be co-hosting the February 12, 2015 #ILAchat with Elena Aguilar and to LEARN and GROW with coaches all around the globe! I hope you join us at 7:00pm CST! Back in 2011 I was an Instructional Coach looking to connect with other coaches in order to grow my own skills. […]
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You Can Only Get It Right Here

I had a beautiful start to my Sunday morning at the ASCD Conference. I had the opportunity to be inspired. There is no greater feeling that hearing passionate educators tell their school’s journey to discovering what works for their students! I have been fortunate to hear many schools’ stories at this year’s ASCD conference, but […]
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Lifeguard or Swimmer?

My current summer read is the book Teach Like a PIRATE  by Dave Burgess. In the book he describes ways to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. Since Dave is a teacher himself, the examples are geared toward teachers as well. Yet, as discovered during our first #educoach chat about […]
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Finding your Passion: Teach Like a Pirate

Work is going to fill a large portion of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. ~ Steve Jobs      Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading, […]