Written by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Harris Originally posted in the fall of 2015, this three-part blog series has been revised and updated. Getting to 60% (PART I of III) During a session with a partner district, Diane asked a team of K-12 coaches and principals to jot down the percentage of time that they … Read more
Guest post by Kristy Gaudio You’ve heard of the seven year itch when it comes to marriage, but for an instructional coach, it’s somewhere around the seven week mark when you notice that the building-wide honeymoon has worn off. Those first six weeks of big ideas and intentional focus can gradually revert back to old … Read more
Guest post written by Kristy Gaudio Instructional coach. Basketball coach. Life coach. Voice coach. No matter what you’re involved in, you can find a coach to reach out to. And while the concept of coaching has been around for quite some time, it’s hard to identify exactly what traits define an effective coach. Some would … Read more
Posted by Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative on Wednesday, June 12, 2019
We are excited to announce that early bird registration for our August 15-16, 2019 Denver workshop begins April 1. Learning will be differentiated based on coaching and leadership strands. Follow this link for more information
Guest post written by Keith Schoen I will never forget the coaching conversation I had with a second year teacher early in the fall of 2018. We had been struggling for a few weeks to increase student talk. After our visit to a model classroom at the Ewing Marion Kauffman School in Kansas City, Missouri, … Read more
Guest post written by Kristy Gaudio Riding a bicycle backwards. That is how I would describe my first year as an instructional coach. The old adage “like riding a bike” applied, considering my prior experience as a teacher. My focus was on working with fellow teachers and their students in their classrooms. However, the ‘backwards’ … Read more
We are excited to announce that registration for our two-day Student-Centered Coaching Workshop in Denver on May 20-21, 2019 is now open! Learning will be differentiated based on coaching and leadership strands. Click here for more information or to register today.