Everything You’ve Heard About Checklists Is Wrong

Checklists can feel tedious and reductive, especially in a field like education, where the autonomy of the teacher is so important to success. Some argue that the art of teaching cannot be reduced to a simplistic 15-item checklist, or that telling teachers to use a...

Success Factor 6: Leadership

In time, it could have been so much more But time is precious I know In time, it could have been so much more But time has nothing to show. –”Time (Clock of the Heart),” by Culture Club The issue of “leadership” is tricky in a coaching model like ours that...

Success Factor 4: Communication

Communication is the heart of coaching. Jim Knight’s investigation into how adults respond best to change and support resulted in the Partnership Principles, and those principles are the cornerstone of our work with instructional coaches, teachers, and administrators....