radical learners


about radical learners

The Radical Learners blog features articles and interviews of people who:

  • believe we are here on earth to learn
  • use technology to learn, teach, & lead (and because it’s cool)
  • know that to teach without hope is to damage, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • don’t blame others but accept personal responsibility for whatever task they take on
  • infect everybody with their love of learning; most important, the children they teach

Meeting Teachers Where They Are: Maslow Before Bloom

Today's guest author, Casey Landry, is an Instructional Coach for The Woodlands College Park High School in Conroe Independent School District and has over 19 years experience in education, including teaching all levels of English grades 6-12, World History and US...

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Can Administrators Be Coaches? Yes and No.

Like most educators, principals and administrators are very busy professionals. With all of the various tasks that fall under their responsibility, finding the time and focus to go through a complete coaching cycle can be next to impossible. But something...

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Why Teacher Autonomy Is Central to Coaching Success

Pressure to see results can lead coaches and administrators toward a directive approach – dictating exactly what teachers must do to improve – but research has shown giving teachers more control and choices in their practice is far more effective. Jim Knight recently...

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Great Questions for Instructional Coaches

For the past few years, I’ve been asking people for their metaphor for coaching, and I’ve heard a number of different suggestions, including a sherpa, sour dough yeast, and the gobstopper that Violet eats in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Two metaphors have been...

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