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RADICAL LEARNERS

Up To The Mountain–Why You Should Teach

One of my favorite recordings is  Solomon Burke singing Patty Griffin’s magnificent song, “Up To The Mountain”—her tribute to Martin Luther King based on the famous mountain top speech Mr. King gave the night before he was assassinated in Memphis.   This song is so...

PEERS Goals

Goal setting is an essential part of coaching. Coaches often partner with teachers to set SMART goals, which are variously understood to be Specific, Measurable, Attainable (or Actionable/Assignable), Realistic (Relevant) and Timely (or Time Bound). I believe teachers...

Surface Coaching versus Deep Coaching

In 2008 Joellen Killion wrote a short essay distinguishing between coaching light and coaching heavy. “Coaching light,” Joellen wrote, “occurs when coaches want to build and maintain relationships more than they want to improve teaching and learning. From this...

Better Conversations

My newest book, Better Conversations, is being released today, so I am posting a short excerpt from the new book. You can see the link for the trailer for the book here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3FrWTXC8Uw During one of my presentations on Better Conversations,...

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