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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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Socratic Seminar for PLT #3 – The Road to a One Page Instructional Improvement Target Continues..

As many of you know, my high school is in the process of developing a One Page Instructional Improvement Target this year that defines who we are, what we want for our students, and how we plan to focus our … Continue reading

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Spooky Science~ Interactive and Engaging Activities for Halloween

Looking for a cute idea for high school science students at Halloween? How about turning your lab into a morgue? 🙂 Last year at Halloween, the science teachers (and me, of course 🙂 ) decided to make it “Spooky Science” … 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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Before You Can Meet Them Where They Are, You Need To Know Where They Come From

What happens when, over the course of a week,  you load 150 teachers onto school buses and take them on a tour of their students’ community? Show them where their students rest their heads every night…… and where they rise every … Continue reading

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PLT Session 2… The Road to a One Page Target

Our 2nd PLT meeting was held a couple of weeks ago but I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had time to update until now 😦  Since my Principal and I led the last session, this time the Assistant Principal and … 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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