240: Bonus Episode- Interview with Craig Randall

Craig Randall is the author of Trust-Based Observations. His experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal at schools in the US and overseas led him to develop and then write, Trust-Based Observations, a model of observation and evaluation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teacher risk-taking and innovation, and result in teaching and…

Listen to Episode

10 End of Year Tasks for Instructional Coaches

Coaching teachers at the end of the year differs from the typical routine followed all year long. Generally, state testing begins to alter a coach’s schedule in the spring as they account for testing supplies and proper distribution, planning student accommodation locations and support variations, and completing other minor tasks. During this time, Professional Learning…

Read Full Post

239: Look for the Roses

Have you ever gone through a hard season and felt like only bad things were happening to you? Sometimes a hard season causes us to attract negative thoughts. If you can get past the negative and find the roses, you will start to attract positivity in your life and in your career. Tune in to…

Listen to Episode

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…

Read Full Post

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…

Listen to Episode

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…

Listen to Episode

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…

Listen to Episode