Category Archives: Coaching

Teaching with a Cultural Eye and Listening

We welcomed over 40 teachers and other educators, including teams from nine bay area K-12 schools, to our most recent Teaching with a Cultural Eye (TCE) Institute last week (March 15-16) to learn, discuss, and reflect on relationships with students in the context … Continue reading

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The Growth of Coaching

Great overview at the Ed Week Teaching Now blog on the new piece by Atul Gawande in the New Yorker about coaching. After looking at sports and performing arts, Gawande examines teacher-coaching programs to see how “regular professionals” can use … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Vision, and Learning Process

I found a useful powerpoint presentation on school turnaround challenges by a Dave Weaver at a regional SIG conference that focused on cultural and systems blockages to fostering collaboration in schools trying to turn around.  It references a book that clearly … Continue reading

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Central Office Transformation

How do you transform a central office to better serve the schools in a district and foster excellence and equity in teaching and learning district-wide? Professor Meredith Honig at the University of Washington has done a lot of research on … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence and School Leadership

Emotional intelligence has been an area of interest of ours for a while and the topic is catching fire among more and more of our partners.  Several principals we work with are reading and applying to their school leadership one … Continue reading

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The Value of Coaching

Our colleague and sometimes collaborator Elena Aguilar wrote a great blog on coaching for Ed Week a few weeks ago that outlined her insights on coaching.  One point particular resonates with us: “…a coach needs to be an expert at … Continue reading

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