School Improvement for All: A How: To Guide for Doing – Education Article

School Improvement for All: A How-To Guide for Doing the Right Work By Sharon V. Kramer and Sarah Schuhl(Solution Tree Press, 2017 – Learn more) Reviewed by Kathy Pham, EdD, NBCT I wonder if you, like me, are always a bit wary of any claim that uses an absolute. Examples are “Get ALL of your clothes clean and bright” or “Eat ALL these foods to stay healthy” or “Use ALL these interview tips to get your dream job.” Such statements usually…

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5 ways to improve instructional coaching today – Education Article

Instructional coaching can be a powerful framework for teacher professional development, but not all coaching is created equally. As a beneficiary of a Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) Grant, the Marion County School District has been working to improve instructional coaching practices, with great success. Here are the changes we’ve made that have had the most impact.  1) Focus your PLC meetings. In the past, our professional learning community (PLC) meetings were fairly unstructured. Teachers would show up,…

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