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Podcast: Supporting Teachers’ Social-Emotional Needs

Sherry St. Clair, the author of Coaching Redefined, shares five focus points for school leaders to develop environments and relationships that build social and emotional wellness. ¬†Examine how a listening tour might be a starting point. Visit the Reflective Learning website here. Find Sherry’s book, Coaching Redefined here. Get in touch with Sherry: Sherry@reflecttolearn.com Subscribe […]

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Podcast for Parents: Building Learners’ Intrinsic Motivation

When our behaviors are motivated internally, it increases positive emotions, generates feelings of satisfaction and meaning. This can help improve and build contentment and confidence in the long term. It can also results in more sustained interest, excitement, confidence, persistence, self-esteem, and performance over time. This podcast contains steps you can take as parents to […]

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Three Elements for the Application of the Art and Craft of Coaching

Thanks to Jim Knight, I had the opportunity to engage in a panel discussion with Jim, Sherry St. Clair, Christian van Nieuwerburgh, and Megan Tschannen-Moran as part of the Teaching Learning Conference. We were each asked to respond to the topic, The Art and Craft of Coaching. While we each took a different approach to […]

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Podcast: Providing Professional Learning Virtually

Experienced coaches and professional learning practitioners, Nicole Turner and Brianna Gray, provide their experiences and insights regarding how to support teachers with professional learning during this time of unique teaching and learning settings. Both share things that they feel have influenced their practice for the future. Read Simply Instructional Coaching – Questions Asked and Answered […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Personalizing Distance Learning With Mentoring

In this podcast, Steve is joined by music teacher & mentor, Jon Schwartz to explore the impact of personalizing learning. Read Jon’s article, “Mentoring Can Bring a Personal Touch to Distance Learning.” Visit Jon’s website here.

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Where to Begin with a Beginning Teacher

An instructional coach recently sent me a request which matched some conversations I have had with coaches working with alternative teacher entry programs. It struck me that it might also match for experienced teachers who are now finding themselves in virtual or hybrid teaching environments that seem not to match any of their previous teaching […]

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