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Case Study: Micro-Slicing

An Alternative to Traditional Walk-Throughs I was visiting a school recently and taking the instructional leaders on classroom walkthroughs as a part of the leadership training we were doing in the district. The purpose of the walkthrough was to help the leaders learn how to distinguish rigorous instruction and provide teachers with effective feedback that […]

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What is GREAT Teaching?

Most people argue that great teaching cannot be taught. I offer that it’s not so much that it can’t be taught; it’s just that it often goes untaught. Most education programs catalogue effective teaching behaviors but few show teachers how to integrate these behaviors or the thinking that goes behind these behaviors. It is this […]

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Summer Reading 2009 Revisited

We thought this would be a great opportunity to revisit our summer reading list from 2009. Summer is here and it is always a time for reflection and renewal. Although this summer is especially busy for me this year, I still plan to take time to read for my own professional growth and development. Here […]

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Who Wants to be a Teacher?

by: Denise Malone Several years ago I reluctantly agreed to be part of a Career Day celebration at a boarding academy. On my way to the school, I was flanked by professionals who enthusiastically talked about what they were going to share with the students. I listened attentively and thought to myself, “Their jobs sound […]

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