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What a Thrill

I’ve been a fan of Todd Whitaker’s work for quite some time. I own many of his books and they are a constant source of insight in my journey as learner, educator and aspiring administrator. I have used his DVD sets on What Great Teachers do Differently and What Great Principals do Differently both for […]
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What Will You Do?

Today marked the unveiling of Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning and Stephanie Hirsh, the Executive Director of Learning Forward, asked conference attendees to make a commitment. The standard “outline the characteristics of professional learning that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results.” (Learning Forward) She asked us to articulate our commitment […]

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 […]

Lessons from Alice

“When Alice tried the little golden key in the lock, the door opened to reveal a passage into the loveliest garden she had ever seen.  But she was much too big to fit through the door.  In her tour of the room, she found on the table a little bottle with the words “Drink Me.”  […]