How we’re shifting math instruction in our school community

by Emily Paschall  |  5.22.24

As a student, I was trained to have a very procedural approach to math. It wasn’t until I taught third grade that I realized I needed to think more flexibly. I knew I needed coaching to help me make the shift. I just didn’t know what I didn’t know.  Many of us grew up learning […]

Why I’ve taught a lesson every day this month

by Emily Paschall  |  4.19.24

When I first started as an assistant principal, leading a community of about 500 elementary school students, I was brand new to this school system. Nobody knew me. I wanted to introduce myself to teachers as someone committed to instruction, someone who could partner with them in student learning. But first, I needed to earn […]

3 ways to develop and support math educators right now

by Kara Imm  |  2.7.24

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 […]

Why co-teaching is at the heart of my math coaching practice

by Nefertiti Singleton  |  1.16.24

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.

5 leaders, 5 tips: Getting your team excited about professional learning

by Your Principal Project Colleagues  |  11.8.23

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 […]

A strong feedback culture starts with us

by Victoria Thompson  |  9.20.23

We have the power to set the tone for our whole team’s collaboration.

4 reflections for building more equitable schools

by Melody Hawkins  |  8.28.23

How each of us can build environments of consistent, unconditional support for every student.

2 ways I promote powerful teacher-coach collaborations

by Latreicia Allen  |  7.11.23

Why I put teacher-coach collaborations at the heart of my instructional plans – and why it works!

One key difference between evaluation and coaching

by Matt Renwick  |  6.12.23

How we leaders can use coaching principles to support whole-team instructional growth

What I’ve learned about setting coaching partnerships up for success

by Stephanie Howell  |  6.5.23

To get the most out of classroom observations, and give powerfully effective feedback, ask yourself: How well do you know your team?

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