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Podcast: Supporting Teacher Leaders

How do teacher leaders work to build a coaching culture in a school? They should be the most coached teachers in the school. Steve responds to these questions from teacher […]

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Could AI ChatGPT Lead to Better Student Learning Tasks?

Blogs and podcasts about ChatGPT are a constant in feeds on my computer each day. I am expecting that soon, if not already, instructional coaches, administrators, and teacher leaders will […]

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Podcast: Encouraging Teachers to Teach with Big Concepts

Using science teaching and learning as an example, Dr. Stephanie Sisk-Hilton illustrates the importance of exploring big concepts and connected systems with students. She shares her work with colleagues, designing […]

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Podcast for Parents: Learning to Learn From Mistakes

Dr. Maleka Donaldson, parent, teacher, education professor and author of “From Oops to Aha: Portraits of Learning From Mistakes in Kindergarten,” shares her vast experiences for parents’ consideration. Children at […]

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Some Coaching Questions from Teacher Leaders

I frequently work with teachers who serve as heads of departments or team leaders. Sometimes, identified as middle level leaders. Often my focus is on creating a coaching culture among […]

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Podcast: Encouraging Teachers to Teach More by Micro-Managing Less

Miriam Plotinsky, the author of “Teach More Hover Less: How to Stop Micromanaging Your Secondary Classroom,” identifies that students need to be empowered to take ownership of their learning in […]

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