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Instructional Coaching FAQ #3

Instructional Coaching FAQ #3

In the third installation of Frequently Asked Questions from the world of instructional coaching, Pete Hall discusses a bugaboo for many instructional leaders: TIME.

Who owns your PD?

Who owns your PD?

If top-down professional development isn’t having the desired effect, consider a grassroots orientation: an “Unconference” allows participants to own the agenda, the outcomes, and the discussions.

Instructional Coaching FAQ #2

Instructional Coaching FAQ #2

Pete Hall continues his exploration of exceptional Instructional Coaching in the 2nd installment of Frequently Asked Questions. This collection includes questions about aligning instructional coaches with site administrators.

Instructional Coaching FAQ #1

Instructional Coaching FAQ #1

Interested in leveling-up your instructional coaching efforts? Pete Hall shares his responses to Frequently Asked Questions from instructional coaches in this blog series.

Let the coaches coach

Let the coaches coach

In various forms, instructional coaching initiatives have cropped up all across the educational landscape over the past few decades. Based originally on research from Joyce & Showers (1980) and reinforced in multiple studies since, instructional coaching is the...

Clarifying the Roles of Instructional Coach and Administrator

Clarifying the Roles of Instructional Coach and Administrator

A Cheat-Sheet for Instructional Coaches and Their Administrators I’m often asked, “Where should we draw the line between coaches’ duties and admin’s responsibilities?” It’s a fair question, since so many instructional coaching programs and initiatives have popped up...

The Magnifying Power of Self-Reflection

The Magnifying Power of Self-Reflection

If I were to tell you there’s one rather simple, replicable behavior that could lead to remarkable success in whatever venture you pursued, how would you respond? Would you reply by asking if I’m also offering to sell you a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge? Well, indeed...

The Power of Principal Mentoring

The Power of Principal Mentoring

Too often, principals are handed the keys of the school-house and told, “Good luck!” The principalship is arguably the most influential, and most challenging, position in today’s educational landscape. Serving as middle-management (supporting district and state...

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