20 Thoughts on Instructional Coaching

http://goo.gl/CxWFJb Thursday and Friday I attended an incredible training by Steve Barkley. If you haven’t heard of him, get to know him. If you have heard of him and haven’t attended one of his sessions then get going and attend one. As a coach, this is one of those must attend events. What I learned […]

Where Do I Find Project Ideas?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bongarang/ I’m just not a creative person.  I never had a big imagination.  I can never think of great ideas.  How do you come up with these project ideas? I hear this all of the time from people new to PBL.  They really think that there will be a dearth of ideas and they will struggle when […]

Trials and Tribulations of a First Year Instructional Coach

http://www.flickr.com/photos/via/ I am about to start my third month as an instructional coach and I have got to take charge of my calendar. Does that statement resonate with you?  Did you have a certain vision of what it meant to be a coach and now you’re wondering if you were under the influence when you […]

What if Education Were Like Golf?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chasemcalpine/ Watching the PGA Championship  I started thinking about how we expect every student to be the best at everything.  If they aren’t making “straight A’s” then we, as parents and teachers, have let them down.  But what about golfers?  Do they get straight A’s in every facet of their game?  Let’s just look at the […]

Getting Organized For Change

http://www.flickr.com/photos/huthfamily/      Last week I confirmed what I had known (kind of) for almost a month: I am to be the Instructional Coach for PBL at Decker Middle School in Manor TX –  GO Ravens!      Decker M.S. will now be associated with the New Tech Network.  We will be transitioning at the […]

What I Look For In A Coach

thedeafsage.wordpress.com As I was applying for an instructional coach position a few months ago, I decided I would think about what I look for in a good coach.  When I didn’t get the position I started questioning my ability to meet my own list of what it takes to be a good coach. First on […]