3 ways to identify teachers who are drowning

3 ways to identify teachers who are drowning –and the best way to rescue them Lifeguards—the really good ones– have learned to scan the water to look for two things: swimmers whose behavior is so reckless it could endanger others and swimmers who are...

Why I Coach My “Future” Teachers with Video

3 Reasons Why I Coach My “Future” Teachers with Video After 30 years teaching in public schools, and another five as a national educational consultant traveling the country, I thought that my best teaching days were behind me. Not so. For the past couple of years, I...

3 Reasons In-person Observations Don’t Work

Classroom observations are an important part of the professional development process. As professionals, there is no better way for us to learn than by sharing and reflecting on our practice with trusted colleagues and mentors. Administrative observations are important...

Teachers: a strategy for getting students to calm down.

A simple method for getting students to calm down and reflect on their behavior. A few weeks back I was observing a third grade teacher’s reading mini-lesson. Despite this teacher’s faculty in managing her large class, the little boy in front of me was on a mission to...

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