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Leadership

Coaching Launch

By Michelle Morris Jones / September 1, 2021

As the school year begins, Instructional Coaches everywhere are serving teachers in a variety of ways. I was curious as to the coaching moves that my coaching colleagues lean into as the school year begins so I surveyed a handful of coaches from across the country and dug into some […]

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Becoming a Coach: Kirsten’s Story

By Kirsten Myers-Blake / July 29, 2021

Like many before me, I was a lead teacher who said goodbye to the classroom and hello to the front of a staff room. We traded our well-oiled systems for scaffolding student growth and were asked to differentiate learning for a community of adults. Any given year, this group could […]

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Creating a Predictable Structure for Professional Learning

By Michelle Morris Jones / June 22, 2021

Fueled with coffee and the remaining adrenaline from wrapping up the school year, the Bill Roberts Instructional Leadership Team gathered for our annual June reflecting and planning retreat.  Val started things off by asking, “So what went well this year, and where are we headed?”  After reviewing teacher surveys, exit […]

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Engaging Community…Literally Virtually

By Scott Murphy / March 1, 2020

Language is powerful. Really powerful. And in this pandemic, we are beginning to use some terms that will have a significant effect on us in the short term as well as beyond. “I’ve got a Zoom meeting today.” “Do you want to Google Meet later this week?” “I couldn’t do […]

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Shift Your Thinking and Brighten Your Life

By PEBC / December 19, 2019

By Tracy Wagers, Field Coach, Urban Residency We’re tired.  Our to-do lists are long and somehow, getting longer.  If you live or work with kids, chances are someone near you is either currently sick, recovering from being sick, or just coughed loudly and wiped their nose on their sleeve.   […]

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On Becoming a Coach

By Kirsten Myers-Blake / October 10, 2017

Like many before me, I was a lead teacher who said goodbye to the classroom and hello to the front of a staff room. We traded our well-oiled systems for scaffolding student growth and were asked to differentiate learning for a community of adults. Any given year, this group could […]

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Continuity from the Classroom to the Staffroom

By PEBC / September 1, 2017

Education Director, Scott Murphy Leading with Intention How often have you been involved in leadership training where you went through Powerpoint slide after slide listening to the hum of one person’s voice explaining the virtues of collaborative learning? When have we, ourselves, been guilty of providing professional development on the […]

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