Interesting Look at Education Today

Watch this compelling look at education today. It is super interesting. http://training.tonyrobbins.com/1261/very-cool-old-school-animation-gets-honest-about-our-educational-system/ For more about our work and student-centered coaching, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at diane@dianesweeney.com or www.dianesweeney.com.

Study Measuring the Impact of Coaching on Student Learning

The September issue of The Elementary School Journal included a 4-year longitudinal study of the effects of literacy coaching across a robust sample of 8,576 students in 17 schools located in eight states across the eastern United States. The study titled, Assessing the Value-Added Effects of Literacy Collaborative Professional Development on Student Learning (Gina Biancarosa, … Read more

Snow Days

If you are in one of the thirty states affected by the recent storm, you may be digging out and playing catch up. My plan for the week was to coach teachers in literacy in a district north of Chicago–needless to say, I didn’t make it. With three unexpected days at my desk, I was … Read more

From ‘Have to’ to ‘Get to’

My favorite session at the Learning Forward Annual Conference (formerly NSDC) was a keynote by Michele Norris from NPR’s All Things Considered. We’ve all sat in enormous ballrooms with PowerPoint presentations flashing on huge screens towards the front of the room—educational wonks sharing their latest research findings. Norris was different. She quietly walked to the … Read more