I Can, We Can, You Can!

“When people tell me they will give it a try, I say don’t bother, you have already decided to fail. It takes more than a try, it takes commitment. A commitment is a promise you stick with, no matter what.” Dr. Joel Fuhrman from Eat to Live pg. 10 Many schools use the “I do, […]

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 […]

Anything is Possible

Eleven years ago I was introduced to a model of inquiry called The Picture Word Inductive Model. This is the work of Dr. Emily Calhoun. I was fortunate to receive training from Dr. Calhoun and I continue to work with schools as they implement the model to this day. During my first year as a […]