As a K-12 STEM educator who partners with schools, districts and networks to develop inclusive, responsive and engaging mathematics for kids, I get to work with so many different teachers and teacher teams. Without a doubt, this is a challenging time to choose teaching or to renew one’s commitment to teaching. So I am sensitive […]
One of the pillars of my math coaching practice is my belief that the best coaching happens in the moment. In teaching, we have those opportunities for “just in time” direct instruction with students: When a student expresses a misconception, we jump right in and clear it up so the student’s learning can continue moving forward. This concept shapes the way I approach coaching as well, and it’s why I try to co-teach with every educator I coach.
You and your fellow school leaders have let us know: One thing that makes your team truly great is their investment in growing their practice to inspire students! But during weeks when teacher workloads feel heavy or student engagement lags, it can be harder for your staff to find energy for new professional learning and […]
We have the power to set the tone for our whole team’s collaboration.
How each of us can build environments of consistent, unconditional support for every student.
Why I put teacher-coach collaborations at the heart of my instructional plans – and why it works!
How we leaders can use coaching principles to support whole-team instructional growth
To get the most out of classroom observations, and give powerfully effective feedback, ask yourself: How well do you know your team?
Pop some popcorn, gather your teachers and learn together.
The more focused we are, the bigger impact we can have on instruction.