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The #EduCoach Instructional Coach Blogging Tribe

Today I am excited to announce start of The #EduCoach Instructional Coach Blogging Tribe! This blogging tribe will be simple in nature. It is designed to provide anyone interested in instructional coaching and who blogs (or wants to blog) a support structure to keep their writing momentum! Let’s take a look at the WHO, WHAT, […]
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A Year of Instructional Coaching Tips

This post contains affiliate links, I may receive compensation if you click on one of the links. I can’t believe it is March already. Our first two months of 2018 have flown by. This post is something I should have posted long ago – but between a home remodeling project and a hectic schedule it […]
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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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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 (the 9th edition of […]
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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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Blogging To Enhance Your Professional Practice

This post is a guest post I wrote for ASCD Inservice during Connected Educator Month 2015. The original post can be found here.  Writing has long been a way to reflect. People have kept journals and diaries kept for centuries. Some have become published works of art, while others are simple records of individuals’ thoughts. […]
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Get Ready for the #educoach Blog Challenge

  Note: This blog challenge ran in the month of October 2015. Participants like the challenge so much that they wanted to make it permanent. You can find more details about the current challenge here. I have been co-moderating the #educoach chat for the past for years with Jessica Johnson and Shira Leibowitz. Our chat can […]
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Reflecting on Blog Data

The first week of the Slice of Life 2015 Blogging Challenge is in the books. I was reluctant to sign up for the challenge again this year, but I am so glad I did. The past week was just the push I needed to re-gain confidence in my writing. I have had a blog since […]
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The Blank Page

Today I’m reminded of a quote a colleague recently shared from Pathway to the Common Core by Lucy Calkins, Chris Lehman and Mary Ehrenworth. Novelist and award-winning publisher, Margaret Atwood, was quoted on page 106. “The fact is the blank page inspires me with terror. What will I put on them? Will it be good enough? Will […]