Peer Coaching: Four Essential Tools for Any Toolbox

Becoming a coach during a pandemic has been interesting! While several strategies seem to apply better in person, here are four insights that have become an essential part of my coaching toolbox: building a connection, …

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Identifying 21st Century Learning Skills and Tips for Peer Coaches

What are essential skills for learning in the 21st Century? How are they defined by OSPI? How can teachers encourage these skills in their classrooms and encourage student-centric learning? At their essence, 21st Century Learning …

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Enabling Inquiry as a Peer Coach

Does clear communication allow for effective collaboration by valuing individuals? How does utilizing the tools for each component individual enable inquiry? What are the components of clear communication? Clear communication plays an important role in …

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Creating Collaborative Environments through Language and Tech Tools – Getting Started!

Through specific language phrases and intentional technology tools, create collaborative environments to encourage participation and engagement.  This includes strategies for synchronous and asynchronous communication based upon research in neurological learning, technology interaction, language, and communication. …

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The Power of Language

Using language to challenge historical inequities, promote rigorous differentiated instruction, and empower student ownership of learning for 2020-2021 Regardless of models adopted for the fall, to create a collaborative community teachers and staff need to …

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Modeling technology tools in professional development

“Starting with vision allows professional development work to be messy. Learning isn’t linear, and it isn’t easy. It’s strongest when it involves challenge, is collaborative, and is supported and celebrated along the way. Teachers are …

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Acknowledging change to improve the future.

Change happens.  Change exists.  Change is.  Whether change is qualified as good or bad, bad or good is based upon personal perspectives, experiences, and understandings reflective of situational contexts.  Emotionally charged, excessively logical, or flying …

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