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Supporting Successful First-Year Coaches

It’s Friday, a little after noon, and Cristina Charney, Heather Sisson, Becky Lee and I are tucked around the small circle table with our lunches in my office. We are...

What Coaches Carry (Part 2)

In part one of this series we began the conversation about what to carry to be prepared for the varied work of teacher leadership — from teaching and one-on-one coaching,...

Troubleshooting Coaching Cycles

Last summer, we were fortunate to host Diane Sweeney at our coaching summer institute. Diane introduced us to the idea of coaching cycles. She assured us that coaching cycles would...

Sales Clerks and Literacy Leaders

Shopping for the perfect outfit is always an exhausting task. I seem to always encounter the hovering salesperson. She’s the one who shows me the outfits I would never buy, and suggests...

How Study Groups Are Like Self-Cleaning Ovens

One of our favorite inventions ever is the self-cleaning oven. Set a timer, lock the oven door, and a few hours later — voila! You have a clean oven, and...

Quick Take: Protocols for Teacher Study Groups

In this three-minute Quick Take video, Clare Landrigan describes the teacher study group protocol she uses to foster shared understanding and allow for differentiated learning among teachers.      

Engaging Teachers with Coaching

When my husband and I rented the movie Slumdog Millionaire, I hid my eyes frequently during the first 30 minutes. Completely unprepared for the on-screen violence, I asked Kurt to nudge...