Leading a Teacher Appreciation Event at your School Site

Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day occur in the month of May. These events were created to show support for hard-working teachers and the impactful work they do in classrooms every day. These celebrations should incorporate all stakeholders that teachers work with daily (ie.students, non-instructional staff, leadership team, parents and community members). Whether you…

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238: Diagnose the Disconnect

We can’t help people grow when we are expecting everyone to learn at the same rate or in the same way. In order to lead or teach effectively, we have to be able to get under the hood and diagnose the disconnect. We have to let everyone grow in a way that is meaningful to…

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237: Building Capacity in Others

In order to become a great leader or teacher, we have to be able to build capacity in others. Relationships are part of the recipe, but there is also a talent and skillset that goes into helping others grow effectively. Tune in to hear actionable advice on building capacity in those you lead! Quotables Our…

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236: Uncovering the Root

Whether you are helping teachers develop their craft or you are in the classroom with students, uncovering the root of a problem is an essential skill. Having a method and strategy when uncovering the root of a problem or issue will help you develop as leader and build trust within your educational community. Tune in…

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235: Bonus Episode- Interview with Dustin Pearson

Dustin is a seven year educator in suburban Kansas City Missouri who teaches high school special education. Dustin is a devout believer and practitioner  of relationship building with all stakeholders and uses differentiated instruction, PBL, Inquiry, and career based practices to prepare his students for post secondary success. Dustin is also a leader, writer, learner,…

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Must Have Supplies for An Instructional Coach

As an instructional coach, there are certain items that can make supporting teachers easier. Each of the items shared here are highly recommended by myself as a teacher leader working in multiple buildings across a large district. Grab a binder and fill it with essentials like your standards, pacing guide, and teacher performance rubrics. Below…

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