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Marcia Powell

November 27, 2015

A Tale of Two Coaches

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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

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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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Ariel Sacks

November 18, 2015

The Intersection of Teacher Teams, Professional Learning, and Teacher Retention

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I argued that our solution to the problem of missing homework was a demonstration of how teacher-created policies work better for teachers and students than top-down ones do. Looking back, I also recognize this as an example of the kind of professional learning that happens when teachers have time, support, and enough autonomy to work together in teams.

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Jessica Cuthbertson

November 9, 2015

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

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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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Renee Moore

November 9, 2015

Is Professional Development for Teachers a Waste of Time (and Money)?

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For the next two weeks, bloggers here in the CTQ Collaboratory will explore the theme: How Do Teachers [Really] Learn? We invite you all to join us with your thoughts and questions here on the blogs or on social media at #Love2Learn.

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