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Engaged, Involved and Accountable…

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin Holding students accountable for learning is a key characteristic of effective classrooms. This doesn’t have to mean exposing students to numerous worksheets, assignments, quizzes or tests to check for their understanding. There are many ways to hold students […]
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A Week in the Life of an Instructional Coach …

As president-elect of Iowa Staff Development Council I’m very proud of the mission of the entire Learning Forward organization. “Every educator engages in effective professional learning everyday so every student achieves.” As an instructional coach, I strive to carry out this mission each and everyday. The most fulfilling part of my job comes in the form […]