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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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Using Evernote as an Instructional Coach

Life as an Instructional Coach in a high school with approximately 50 classroom teachers is hectic!  Sooooooo how do I keep up with classroom visits, meetings, coaching sessions with teachers, and all the zillions of things that happen during a … Continue reading

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Establishing a Professional Learning Community… The beginning of something wonderful!

This year, our school has established our first “official” Professional Learning Team (PLT).    We set the groundwork last school year so we would be ready to hit the ground running as soon as school began this year.  I plan … Continue reading

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Article Reflection: Best practice for spreading innovation: Let the practitioners do it

To read the article in full visit:  http://www.kappanmagazine.org/content/95/3/39.full As I read this article, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the radical changes that are occurring at my own school over the course of  this school year. Granted, I do have … Continue reading

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The Purpose of an Instructional Coach/ Partner

So…. What is really the purpose of an instructional coach/partner? Funny enough, I asked myself that very question (many times) as I contemplated making the move from being a classroom teacher to an instructional coach.  For me, the transition seemed … Continue reading

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