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Unsolicited Feedback

Have you ever received unsolicited feedback?  If you are a living, breathing human who interacts with real people (or internet trolls), I’m sure you have!  Recently a friend of my received some unsolicited feedback that was so rude it was … Continue reading

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Observing lessons as an instructional coach

When I first became a coach, I was unsure what exactly I should write down during an observation. Over time, my coaching skills improved and I began to work with teachers on their own personal focus area. For instance, if … Continue reading

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Humans Crave Feedback

As a new teacher during my first two years where I taught in a middle school in Virginia, I struggled with classroom management. I was a 21-year old barely-adult who was barely taller than my 8th grade students that first … Continue reading

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Quotes That Resonate, Volume 6

When I read, I often pause to make note of certain quotes that really resonate with me. Over time, I like to look back at the quotes and reflect on why they stood out to me. Here the quotes that … Continue reading

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Thank you for being a… teacher

Anyone else humming “The Golden Girls” theme song “Thank you for being a friend”? May is the time when we celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is a small drop in the vast, complicated ocean that is … Continue reading

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Yet Another Day in the Life {Summer Edition}

This is a glance at a typical day for a district administrator during the summer. As you will see, “summer” has a very different definition for those of us who work at the district office! I’m waiting to see one … Continue reading

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Another Day in the Life

My first day in the life post demonstrated one type of work day for me, in my current role as a district administrator. Because each day can be so different, I decided to capture a different day. I wish I … Continue reading

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