Tag: #6105

Pack the Essentials

When you go on a trip, you intentionally pack certain items to take along.  Doing this helps you feel comfortable and prepared to get the most out of the trip.  Travel sites abound with tips of what to take, what to leave at home, and how to solve the most common dilemmas.  This fall, I’ve…


A Nice Merge: A Smart Card, SAMR, Checklist & 21st Century Skills

As I said in an earlier blog post this fall, the vision for the curriculum or technology coach must align with the district’s instructional vision.  In the same stead, shouldn’t the vision of 21st Century instruction by teachers align with the district vision? I thought about this as I pondered our week’s question, “What skills,…


Fostering a Future Ready District

The triggering question for this module was, “How do we define 21st century learning, and how can we use the definition in our coaching work?”  When I think of 21st century learning, I think of the ending of the year 2000 and the Y2K worry of whether technology would survive the transition to January 1,…


Peer Coaching: Consider This

In my last blog post I emphasized the need for a district vision for the work of the coach. This week, I’m going to examine another crucial piece that will lead to success, well-developed communication and collaboration skills. In Peer Coaching: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration, Les Foltos (2013) states, “I have asked asked hundreds…


Peer Coaching: Cut to the Chase

  “Cut to the chase was a phrase used by studio executives to mean that the audience shouldn’t get bored by the extra dialog, and that the film should get to the interesting scenes without unnecessary delays. The phrase is now widely used, and means ‘get to the point.’”  Having spent a lot of time…


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