Coaching Sessions: Modeling

May 9, 2016

Janice Smith

In our last Video of the Week we talked about building a culture of practice, and this week we’re showing you a glimpse of some of the footage we’ve collected recently showing this in action.  During my time as as Instructional Coach I remember how isolating it could be.  Your meetings were usually with teachers […]

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I am SO excited to begin sharing some of our newest footage from KIPP Metro Atlanta in coming weeks.  In fact, over the next two weeks you can expect to see a whole bunch of new footage appearing in the Mission 100% video library, ranging from K-12th grade. The clips we’re most excited about, however, are […]

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The Power of Yet

Aug 31, 2015

Janice Smith

Growth mindset, the belief in its importance and the explicit teaching of it to both teachers and students, is something we’ve heard a lot of people talking about in the last couple of years as we’ve visited schools.  In the age of ‘new math’, and an increase in rigor in the Common Core State Standards, […]

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Practice It

Nov 3, 2014

Janice Smith

It was two years ago that I first read Perfect Practice: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better, by Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway and Katie Yezzi.  I next picked up The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born It’s Grown, and quickly became fascinated with thinking about how a practice-based approach could change the way we were […]

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The Importance of Mindset

Oct 27, 2014

Janice Smith

We think and reflect constantly on the mindsets of the teachers we study, watch and capture here in the Mission 100% library.  While ultimately it’s their actions that are impacting students and how much they are able to learn and grow within a year, we know that these actions are a direct result of the mindsets they […]

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