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Podcast: You’ve Got to Believe and They Need to Know That You Do

Research reinforces that teachers providing feedback to students that demonstrates the teacher’s belief in the students’ abilities (high expectations) can generate student learning behaviors that positively impact student’s success. Additional […]

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Why Can’t Assessments Be Joyful?

Since having recorded a podcast with Alexis Wiggins, I have been subscribed to her newsletter at the Cohort of Educators for Essential Learning. As soon as I finished reading the […]

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Podcast: Coaching Questions for Finding Out, Reflection, and Exploring Future Actions

When coaches are conscious of the purposes of the questions they ask in coaching sessions, their questions are clearer and they can better focus on listening. That listening allows the […]

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Leaders Have the Ability to See Those Around Them Rise

          Simon Sinek shared the statement, “Leaders have the ability to see those around them rise” in this short video clip. It struck me as a […]

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Podcast: Supporting Teachers’ Exploration of AI for Teaching and Learning

School leaders’ own engagement and modeling of AI is important to support teachers in successfully initiating AI opportunities for teaching and learning. How can instructional coaches introduce and model AI […]

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Podcast: How Much Thinking Are Students Doing?

                            Thinkers are characterized by their curiosity, willingness to explore different approaches, and the ability to think […]

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