Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Unconference

I had never heard of an unconference until I came to my current school.  The unconference had been incorporated as part of our professional development suite, in addition to more traditional kinds of professional learning–speakers, trainings, conferences, etc.  The idea … Continue reading

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The J-Factor

An interview with a third grader: Q. What is the most fun thing at school? A. Science.  Because you get to fool around with things, and stuff like that.   Q. What do you look forward to, at school? A. … Continue reading

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The Future of Instructional Coaches?

In class this week, we watched this video (John Hattie Tedx) where John Hattie broke down his quarter of a billion data points (not exaggerating) to show that teacher collaboration and feedback on practice was the most impactful process schools could … Continue reading

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Teacher Collaboration as Leadership

I am lucky enough to be part of a school district that places a high value on professional learning and growth; to be a teacher here is to be part of a constant conversation around how to improve our practice … Continue reading

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