The Instructional Coaching Group blog features articles and interviews of people who:

 

  • believe we should be ongoing learners
  • use technology to learn, teach, and lead
  • accept personal responsibility for their duties and actions
  • know that to teach without hope can be damaging, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • infuse people with their love of learning; most importantly, the children they teach

Blog Posts

Article: Keep Growing – Real Learning Happens in Real Life

Below is a brief summary of Jim Knight's article in the April 2021 issue of The Learning Professional, “Keep Growing: Real Learning Happens in Real Life.”  The value and impact of instructional coaching is clearly illustrated when considering two different models of...

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The Coach’s Playlist: PEERS Goals

  The Coach’s Playlist is a two-minute read packed with information based on an essential part of coaching.   This week’s topic: PEERS Goals The Idea: The most effective goals are PEERS goals: Powerful - they will have a socially significant impact on...

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The Coach’s Playlist: Learning Maps

  The Coach’s Playlist is a two-minute read packed with information based on an essential part of coaching.   This week’s topic: Learning Maps The Idea: Learning maps are graphic organizers (similar to concept diagrams) that deepen teacher clarity and help...

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Coaching for Positive Classrooms

Trying to manage - let alone teach - a classroom full of students is challenging enough without all of the further considerations, new tech tools and standards of the COVID-19 era. It can be tempting to become more directive and authoritarian to try to maintain order,...

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Mantras: Guide Your Decision-making

Coaches who know their purpose are more motivated and better able to explain the power of coaching. Nevertheless, their ability to lead is limited if they make poor decisions. Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s insights about decision-making (2011) illuminate the...

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