Category Archives: Personal Thoughts

What Every Instructional Coach Wishes Their Principal Knew…..

  As wonderful as summer is, most schools will begin within the next couple of weeks for most of us. 😦 We all knew it had to come to an end didn’t we? 😛 Personally, my countdown usually begins around … Continue reading

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To Truly Reach Your Students, Sometimes You Have To Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

Recently, a friend sent me the link to a blog post from Grant Wiggins entitled “A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned” and asked me what I thought… Well, as an instructional coach, … Continue reading

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Empowering Teacher Leaders

“Developing teachers as leaders is paramount to creating a positive school climate in which all students are valued. Teachers not only control the learning environment of their classroom, but they also dramatically influence the school culture and relationships with students … Continue reading

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Why Are You A Teacher?

  Every student has that “one” teacher with whom they share a connection….. Why are you a teacher? Have you asked yourself this lately? 🙂

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No child deserves a teacher who has given up hope

As the new school year begins, it seems that most teachers eagerly anticipate the beginning of the school year just as much as the students.  (I know I do! 🙂 ) However, there always seem to be one or two … Continue reading

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