Category Archives: school coaching

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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Teach Like an Equity Champion

A partner school has been using a book called Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov (a leader at Uncommon Schools) in their school-wide professional learning.  Different teams were responsible for different sections, they read together, observed and videotaped each other’s … Continue reading

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School reform and the “pedagogy of poverty”

Alfie Kohn’s recent article in Education Week, “Poor Teaching for Poor Children” (a longer version is available on his site) is getting a lot of attention among parent groups here in Oakland.  He makes a passionate case against the double … 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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