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

Five Ideas for More Effective Teaching

Robert Sutton’s Good Boss, Bad Boss examines the differences between being a bad or good boss, but those distinctions can also serve as extremely useful parallels for bad or good teaching. In particular, there are five ideas in Sutton’s work that can help foster a...

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What’s Clear After Running the Impact Cycle?

Today’s guest author, Chris Munro, is a director with Growth Coaching International, the leading provider of coaching professional development in Australia and New Zealand for nearly two decades. Instructional Coaching Group and Growth Coaching International have...

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Paulo Freire’s Five Ideas for Dialogical Learning

All of ICG’s work is based in partnership and dialogue. Our research supports our belief that recognizing the learner as an equal is essential for true learning to take place, and much of our approach to coaching is indebted to the innovative ideas on dialogical...

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10 Great Books for Coaches

Being an instructional coach involves a wide variety of skills and knowledge. Over the years at ICG, we have always found inspiration in the work of others, and we’d like to share some of our favorite books on education, coaching, communication, and beyond. Check out...

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Preparing for the New School Year #5: Tips for New Coaches

Our "Preparing for the New Year" series has tackled strategies for enrolling teachers in coaching, using presentations as an enrollment tool, the importance of establishing role clarity and managing time, and the practical uses of an Impact Cycle checklist. Now that...

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A Conversation with Christian van Nieuwerburgh (Part Two)

What do advanced coaches do? In the second part of my interview with Christian van Nieuwerburgh, we discuss how he and his co-author, David Love, tackled that question in their latest book, Advanced Coaching Practice. Intended to be a follow-up to Christian's...

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