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Podcast for Teachers: Encouraging Students to Slow Down, Breathe, Unplug, and Have Fun

Listen in as Steve talks with experienced teacher, Founder of Mari Fox Wellness, and author of “Yay for Yoga,” Mari Irwin. Mari provides yoga workshops at schools and for participants […]

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Pioneering Gratitude-Based Learning & Innovation

I have enjoyed several conversations with Adam Fishman around his work with gratitude-based curiosity conversations and was delighted when he agreed to share a blog. Enjoy and consider exploring the […]

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Podcast: Where Are They? How Did They Get There? Where Do They Want to Go?

These three questions can guide your coaching pre and post conferences. They help you understand what the teacher is thinking, what experiences have influenced the teacher’s current thinking, and where […]

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Podcast for Teachers – Food for Thought: Gratitude-Based Curiosity Conversations

What might your students discover by entering into conversations over holiday meals that are gratitude-based and curious? Hear Adam Fishman describe his experiences exploring sustainability with teachers, students, and communities. […]

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Fidelity – Trust the Program

I am currently supporting school leaders in a district that has implemented new curriculum programs for both ELA and Math. The programs impact both “what is being taught” and “how […]

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Podcast – Strengthening Teacher Professional Learning: PLC’s and Coaching

A paper from the Research Partnership for Professional Learning identifies the “what and how” from studies exploring teacher learning impacting student learning. The findings around teacher collaboration and coaching point […]

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