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03
AUG
2014

Becoming Student-Centered

Laura Hilger is an Educational Specialist for the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition and a guest facilitator on our Global Forum for Student-Centered Coaching portal. When I was just starting out as a teacher, I remember thinking that MY classroom was going to be how I would change the wo
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24
JUN
2014

A Rainbow in the Clouds

A couple of weeks ago, I was riding home from the airport after spending two days working with an amazing coaching team in Liberty, Missouri. As I looked out across the plains at the ominous gray sky I saw a giant rainbow. In Liberty just the morning before, we watched a clip of Maya
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18
MAY
2014

Embedding Formative Assessment Data into Coaching Cycles

Coaching often centers exclusively on the actions taken by the teacher—making the assumption that if we improve the teaching, then student learning will improve as well. There is some logic to this approach, but unfortunately an unintended outcome is we’ve spent so much time thinking
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01
MAY
2014

First Graders Get Crafty

Dana Murphy is a literacy coach in Midlothian District 143 in Illinois, and is a member of the team at the blog titled Two Writing Teachers. For the past few years, I have worked with District 143 to create authentic writing experiences among their K-2 students. More recently we have
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01
APR
2014

Sorry About All Those Emails

Whoops! Earlier I inadvertently sent you 32 blog posts from a writing challenge Diane was participating in recently. I didn’t intend to send them All to you. Sorry. Dan Sweeney
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21
MAR
2014

NYC Charter School Seeks Elementary Principal

Harlem Village Academy is seeking an Elementary Principal to lead one of our growing schools (it will serve 350 children in grades K-2 in 2014-15). The Elementary Principal leads faculty, staff, instruction and culture at a growing HVA elementary school. It’s a very special Principal
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