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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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 the Yankee Mindset

Jul 21, 2014

Janice Smith

Here we are, mid-July (and mid-baseball season).  In most cases we don’t have students in our classrooms yet, though some of you lucky ones have already gotten to welcome them back for those first weeks of summer school. Either way, we’re certainly all thinking about the year ahead, and the students that will soon be […]

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