What Can Tech Coaches Learn From the Marketing Masters?

Tweet We are all familiar with the Diffusion of Innovations theory or the Roger’s Adoption Curve, even if we don’t call it by the official name. We all know at least one friend, family member or colleague that always buys the latest device because it’s new and exciting (that person owns a drone or a smart…

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Journaling Toward Balance

Tweet Yesterday a parent at a workshop expressed concern about the amount of time his grade 9 daughter was spending online – between school, homework and free time online, he felt like she is spending her whole day looking at screens. This is not the first time I’ve heard a parent share these kinds of concerns and…

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3 Pathways to Coaching Conversations

Tweet Cross-posted on the Eduro Learning blog We are continuing to have awesome conversations about instructional coaching at NIST! Yesterday, I was chatting with Tosca and Brian about the instructional coaching protocol (soon to be shared!) that the Elementary teachers have co-created, and it’s outstanding! Tosca is in the process of hand drawing a beautiful graphic and…

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Everybody Needs a Coach

Tweet Cross-posted on the Eduro Learning Blog Remember when you were a kid and you played a team sport? Or maybe you were like me and played an instrument, or took fine arts lessons? Or maybe you just had a hobby or a class where you had some guidance for how to improve your skills?…

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Co-Constructing a Coaching Protocol

Tweet Cross-posted on the Eduro Learning blog One of the challenges of the coaching role in schools is that it is often left undefined (and sometimes unsupervised and unsupported). Not only are teachers and admin unsure of what the role might be, but the coaches themselves can also struggle to identify where they should start and how…

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