How to Differentiate Coaching

How to Differentiate Coaching

A very common coaching question that I receive is this: how do I differentiate coaching so that I can meet the needs of the teachers and reach them at exactly the point that they they need help? Well – I put together some steps for our recent Coaching Academy and wanted to share the steps…Continue Reading

Stop the “Less is more” and move to “Less is measurable!”

Stop the “Less is more” and move to “Less is measurable!”

One of the things that I’ve learned through the years of supporting leaders in their quest to improve the quality of their instructional leadership is this: without focus, we have nothing. Somewhere along the line in education, we learned that if we do more, learn more, expect more, read more and assign more, more will…Continue Reading

Free Downloadable – Technology Skills for K-12!

Free Downloadable – Technology Skills for K-12!

I am all about trying to find ways to simplify what we do in education and what I find is that we simply need reminders to do what works! I’ve created a simple checklist for you as you prepare to teach your Common Core lessons each week – this is a simple checklist (almost!) of…Continue Reading

How to Plan for a Writing Prompt/Written Response (Common Core)

How to Plan for a Writing Prompt/Written Response (Common Core)

I’m always looking for simple short-cuts to lesson planning because I know that a lesson is made or broken right when I get my plans in my plan book…or not!  Winging it is not a great lesson planning tool!  Here are some simple questions I use when I am writing/lesson planning a short or long…Continue Reading

Six Types of Text Dependent Questions – Wow!

Six Types of Text Dependent Questions – Wow!

So today I was doing a little preparation for a client visit that I have coming up (what a novel idea…prep!) and I had a huge a-ha!  I was searching around the internet for a concise definition of Text Dependent Questions because what I was writing was super wordy and, well, a terrible model of…Continue Reading

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