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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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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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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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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 […]
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Bullet Journaling for Educators

I have been using a Bullet Journal since January. This free form planner has been at my side for about 6 months – and even though I’m changing my system a little with the start of the new school year, I still see benefits to the system. Some weeks have been better than others, but […]
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Back to School BOOK Specials

UPDATE: If you are reading this blog now, the “deals” below are no longer available. The books are still available, just not at the reduced cost as mentioned below. I will continue to watch for other Amazon deals, especially on educational books. This was the first I noticed educational books on a Lightning Deal. I […]
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The F.A.C.E. of Newsletters

Newsletters are often found in the school setting. Principals and instructional coaches use them to communicate with faculty members. Teachers use them to communicate with families. District offices used them to communicate with staff and stakeholders. During a recent instructional coaching training I facilitated I shared examples of the newsletter format I used as a coach. […]
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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 […]