The Anatomy of a Super Successful Teacher Debriefing!

The Anatomy of a Super Successful Teacher Debriefing!

One of the things that is hardest on principals, coaches and teachers is the debriefing of an observation!  Even though providing and receiving feedback is so important to our personal and teaching refinement, it’s still tough to do and sometimes tough to take! I have been using a very simple 6-step process for debriefing teachersContinue Reading

Problem Solving 101: Creating Your Statement

Problem Solving 101: Creating Your Statement

When my team and I pop onto a campus to coach them in how to improve their scores, the first place we start: defining what it is they’re trying to do! It’s funny how often folks know they need help, but they don’t know exactly what they need help with! One of the places thatContinue Reading

8 Traps to Avoid with the Common Core and Your Reading Program

8 Traps to Avoid with the Common Core and Your Reading Program

Think about it…you go to your Common Core-aligned curriculum and you plan to teach what it tells you to teach for tomorrow.  It’s not that you’re not engaged in the curriculum, but you are trusting that what it tells you it will do (teach the kids to master the Common Core standards for your gradeContinue Reading

How to Teach Kids to Analyze Literature – Step 6 of 6!

How to Teach Kids to Analyze Literature – Step 6 of 6!

  Focus on the climax Chart the main character’s progression Chart the main character’s reactions to the addition of other characters, situations and problems Miss Step 5?  Click here to get caught up!