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Leading in Conflict

I just returned from the Jim Knight Instructional Coaching Conference at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. I had the opportunity to present and to be a panel member and participant in breakout workshops. One of the session I attended, Coaches and Conflict in Schools, was presented by Joellen Killion, Senior Advisor,at […]

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Selecting Coaches

I have been asked by a new district client to make some suggestions regarding what to “look for” as they begin interviewing candidates for instructional coaching positions for their elementary schools next year. Here are the first elements/characteristics I suggested: A Growth Mindset: Defined by Carol Dweck (earlier blog) Coaches need to believe that ALL […]

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Readicide

With all of my flying time I recently had the chance to read Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher. Readicide had been recommended to me in a recent coaches’ workshop but my interest in reading it was enhanced as I just finished working with a high […]

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