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Marcia Powell

November 27, 2015

A Tale of Two Coaches


I had an interesting conversation with a young professional recently, and it centered around what was best for the kids in the classroom with a difficult situation with a student who, let's say "boldly expresses herself."  The topics of punishment, logical consequences, and the value of content were raised.  I resisted the temptation to tell her my vision of the 'right answer' and shared this story, based on my own real experience, instead.  

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Jessica Cuthbertson

November 23, 2015

Say This, Not That: How Our Words Elevate (or Denigrate) the Profession


Whether we like it or not, teaching is a public profession. What we say (and how we say it) matters. Principals, parents, colleagues, and students are listening and watching. Our language can be used as a lever to communicate the very real challenges we face while still upholding professionalism. Check out this, "Say This...Not That," list of common phrases and share your own solutions-oriented sentence frames for elevating the profession.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

November 9, 2015

Lights, Camera, Action, Reflection: Using Video to Transform Your Teaching


Want to take your practice and PLC to the next level? Swallow your fears, get over that initial dismay when you hear how your voice really sounds to your students, and let the camera roll.


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