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14
APR
2010

Richard Allington Tackles RTI

As an expert in early reading, Richard Allington is a voice of reason when it comes to RTI and its potential to dramatically impact struggling readers. Please don’t miss this interview of Allington, featured in today’s EdWeek Update. It’s a must-read for all educators. http://www.edwe
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12
APR
2010

The Seven Norms of Collaborative Work

So often we pull teachers together to collaborate but never set norms regarding how they will interact, communicate, and learn from one another. This is particularly ironic since as teachers, we know to do this with our students and spend countless lessons teaching them these precious
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08
MAR
2010

A Thought-Provoking Article on Teacher Quality

The following article was published in the NY Times Magazine this week. It is a thought-provoking review of the state of education and the connection to quality teaching. Very interesting. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/magazine/07Teachers-t.html Learn more about Diane Sweeney and
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08
MAR
2010

What’s Missing?

Awhile back I spent time with a dynamic group of literacy coaches in medium-sized district that I have worked with for almost two years. This is a group that is committed to implementing Student-Centered Coaching and that has the necessary interpersonal skills and vision to put these
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09
FEB
2010

Recent Article on Student Centered Coaching

The following article about Student-Centered Coaching was featured in SEEN Magazine in their Winter Issue, 2009: Over the past two decades, school-based coaching has gone from being rare in the mid 1990s to commonplace today. Educators are in agreement that the goal of coaching is to
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09
FEB
2010

Diane Sweeney announces her latest book!

Finally, after seven years, Diane Sweeney is pleased to announce her new book titled, Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals. The official release date is to be determined but it will available in October, 2010 and will be published by Corwin Press. Learn mo
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