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Coaches–help for your Music Teachers

Many instructional leaders and coaches I know become withdrawn when it comes to observing and providing helpful feedback to teachers of subject areas in which they have little to no experience. ¬†Coaching Music teachers is one such area–if you were not a musician or…

Providing Feedback Respectfully and With Specificity

Teachers ranked as “highly critical” the methods employed by coaches in providing feedback on teaching behaviors discerned during an observation-both effective and ineffective. Consistently, teachers in focus groups and on survey responses identified a need for pre- and post-observation conferences conferences in which specific…

Compulsory HS Attendance until age 18!

“So tonight, I am proposing that every state — every state — requires that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn 18.”¬† Words from President Obama’s State of the Union Speech on this past Tuesday evening, January 24, 2012. It…

Some Myths in American Public Education

On Friday July 2, I attended the closing presentation at the Northwest Evaluation Association conference in Portland.¬† NWEA CEO Matt Chapman provided a compelling message about some remaining myths in American Public Education. We have attached his slides from the speech on the bottom…

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