Coaching Cycle Cheatsheet

Coaching Cycle Cheatsheet

I’ve been asked no less than 94,583,201 times if I had a little handout of the most important things that coaches should cover during the three phases of coaching. Until now I said, “We need to make one of those!” Well, I did. And here it is. Read the information below but be sure to…Continue Reading

Why Graphic Organizers are Overrated

Why Graphic Organizers are Overrated

I think graphic organizers are like daily planners – they’re outrageously effective when you have 1 or 2 that help you stay organized, but more than that and you’re doing exactly the opposite of what you set out to do.  Too much of a good thing truly is just that: too much. So often, I’ll…Continue Reading

The Difference Between an Activity and Skill Building

The Difference Between an Activity and Skill Building

So one of the things I’m particularly worried about recently is that we’re getting confused on the difference between a skill and an activity. Let me explain what I’m talking about… I am seeing a ton of curriculum maps, new curriculum and lessons that are having teachers teach chapters in books, informational text and literature…Continue Reading

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