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Podcast: Confidence and Humility – Support Continuous Growth

Our “coachability” increases as we develop confident humility. Coaching leaders should be models of confident humility – continuously presenting themselves as learners. Continuous teacher growth requires teachers to be vulnerable and risk discovering that their current practice can be improved. Building teachers’ confidence and offering challenges is the work of coaches – very similar to […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Quality Learning From Agency and Motivation

“Focusing on autonomy, mastery, and purpose helps my classroom be a place where both my students and I want to be. And that makes all the difference.” reported Mary Davenport, a high school English teacher. She shares her insights and examples as she is guided by the concepts of autonomy, mastery, and purpose from Daniel […]

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Podcast: Assessment in an Inquiry Focused Classroom

Trevor MacKenzie, the author of “Inquiry Mindset Assessment Edition,” describes the incongruity that can exist in some classrooms between co-designed inquiry learning activities and teacher-controlled assessment activities. How do we move to teacher/student co-designed assessments that build “assessment capable learners?” Trevor provides some thoughts to guide coaching to teachers who are exploring assessment.  Connect with […]

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Podcast: Co-creating a Vibe! – Part 3: Strengthening Creativity Over the Short & Long Haul ( Forward Momentum & Key Takeaways)

This is the last episode of a three part series for parents and kids around nurturing creativity with Dr. Joanne Foster. She describes capital and lower case (C/c)reativity. She reinforces that we need to value creativity in order to tap it. Let’s work together to reap the benefits of our personal and collective creativity. Visit […]

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Podcast: Revisiting Curiosity in Coaching

“Making the first 2-3 minutes of a conversation curiosity-based will change your conversations.” -Michael Bungay Stainer. How does your natural curiosity about teaching, learning and leading guide your coaching? How can curiosity help you avoid the advice giving that can be detrimental to coaching?  Listen to Michael Bungay Stainer with Jim Knight. Read Rina Whittaker’s […]

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Podcast for Teachers: Teaching Students to Use Think Time

As teachers, we learn to consciously add a pause after our questions and after students’ responses to increase student thinking. We can increase the thinking students do by teaching and coaching students how to use the time. What are the learning production behaviors that empower students for future learning? “Applying Think Time to Formative Feedback” […]

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