Our Schools Are All About People Work

November 20, 2019
…and to move them, we’ve got to be really good at it! Let’s be clear.  We don’t run meetings.  We
Scott Murphy

Workshop as a Vehicle for Agency

November 4, 2019
By Sathya Wandzek, Director of Field Staff Collaboration When I was a teacher in the classroom, my number one goal was

Student Talk Clarifies Thinking

October 29, 2019
by Mary Korte and Ana Mettler, Jefferson County Open School Teachers The Loch at Andrews Tarn This past weekend I stood at

Agency = Unstuck

October 2, 2019
How to Get Unstuck. This is one of the most important lessons we can teach in school. Because the truth
Wendy Ward Hoffer

What does it mean to coach? Consider the 4 A’s

September 9, 2019
As I gasped through the end of my workout recently, I reflected on the conversation I had with my coach

Three Ways to Show Teachers their Impact

February 12, 2019
I received this text message at 10:30 pm on a fall night from my freshman son at Colorado State University

Empowering Problem Solvers

December 20, 2018
Santi had some cookies. His mom baked him 9 more. Now he has 16. How many cookies did Santi have
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Cry for Meaning: Making Sense of Math

November 5, 2018
A literacy teacher shared with me about a recent reading conference with one of her second graders: the little girl
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Facilitating Groups is Really Hard

October 8, 2018
In schools we have asked people to coach and mentor individuals.  We work with one person and support her growth
Scott Murphy

Planning Reminders for Professional Learning: Part Two

March 5, 2018
Before reading this entry, be sure to check out Part One for additional reminders when planning professional learning, as well

Planning Reminders for Professional Learning: Part One

February 26, 2018
Be sure to read Creating a Predictable Structure for Professional Learning by Michelle Morris Jones as a precursor to this

Creating a Predictable Structure for Professional Learning

February 12, 2018
Fueled with coffee and the remaining adrenaline from wrapping up the academic year, I gathered with a partner school’s Instructional

Encourage and Promote Student Thinking

November 13, 2017
I often think back to the Great American Eclipse of 2017—what an exciting event! This was the first time in

The Importance of ‘Understanding’ in Mathematics

October 27, 2017
Learn More at an Upcoming PEBC Math Institute Advance your math instruction by attending a PEBC institute where you can
Wendy Ward Hoffer

Engaging Secondary Students through Community

September 6, 2017
Stevi Quate, PhD New school year, new student mindset School wasn’t Carlos’ thing but he promised himself that this year

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