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How to Coach a “Resistant” Teacher – reblog from EdWeek

Shane Safir was a guest blogger for EdWeek’s The Art of Coaching Teachers blog by Elena Aguilar.  Elena writes, “There’s one request for advice that I receive more than any other from coaches: How can I coach a resistant teacher?” … Continue reading

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Listening as a Principle for Authentic Community Engagement

Lead with Listening Listening is a neglected skill, especially in change efforts.  Often the leaders’ emphasis is on communicating a decision to stakeholders. When listening campaigns are conducted, they often appear to be just for show – the decision (say, to close a … Continue reading

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Relationships, Safety, and Learning

It shouldn’t be surprising that safety in a school depends more on relationships and achievement than on the poverty and crime of the surrounding neighborhood.  A school can be an island of safety, learning, and opportunity.  More evidence for this … Continue reading

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