The Radical Learners Blog

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

Blog Posts

Recent Articles About Coaching

Over the past two years, we’ve released a number of articles about various aspects of instructional coaching. This column offers links to some of those publications for those of you who are interested in our research or latest thinking about coaching.  ...

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Five Ways to Be More Coach-Like, From Michael Bungay Stanier

As a series of posts leading up to our annual conference, Teaching | Learning | Coaching, we will be sharing thoughts and ideas by experts who will be presenting at the conference. The posts will surface many different ways of looking at coaching, and like the...

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As I wrap up day two of our first Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute of the year, I'm thinking about a key strength that we, as coaches, all must have: Empathy. Whether it's in relation to resource limitations, conflicting personalities among colleagues,...

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Should We Forget About Goals and Just Focus on Habits?

Several books have been published recently describing the role habits play in personal growth.  Some authors have even stated that people who want to get better should ignore goals, and focus on habits.  As a result, people have been asking me, “Is it really important...

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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...

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