Month: November 2015


Improving Our Practice: A Case For Coaching (Part 4)

What Does Effective Coaching Look and Sound Like?

I live in Colorado where skiing is big. Although I grew up here and I stand by the belief that there is nothing better on this earth than a great day of skiing, I admit I am no hotshot. I do like to go fast, but I am quite content to sail safely down the wide, smooth green and blue runs.

My knees do not like moguls, but my son loves them, and I […]

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Love the Teaching Channel!

As part of our Improving Our Practice: A Case for Coaching series, check out this two and half minute peek into an instructional coaching relationship.

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Improving Our Practice: A Case For Coaching (Part 3)

Teacher Interview

Cassandra Madewell is in her fourth year of teaching 9th grade English in Lewisville Independent School District near Dallas, Texas. Inquiry By Design has been working with LISD for the past three years, and, in addition to the pedagogical changes within the IBD curriculum, Cassandra and her teammates credit their instructional coach, Tammy Williams, with revolutionizing the instruction in their classrooms.

While Cassandra had never worked with an instructional coach before, she is an athlete, so she understands […]

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