Out of this World
Happy Black Hole Week! Wait...You didn't realize it was Black Hole Week? Or that a Black Hole Week even existed? Me neither, but that might explain why this week's news feed was riddled with stories and visuals from outer space. In this week's Four Thought Friday, we confirm once and for all that UFOs are real, gain a few new perspectives on the universe, and hear an out-of-this-world musical performance produced by a couple of remarkable young artists. Enjoy the weekend!
Shock, Stress, Science, and Squirrels
This week, we are stunned by a back-to-school commercial, soothed from classroom stress through expert advice, called to action by a teen activist, and comforted by a small rodent. Have a great week and a wonderful weekend!
What is instructional coaching?
This week, we focus exclusively on instructional coaching and how coaching can improve outcomes in any classroom. The first link is to a video I created explaining what an instructional coach is and does. After watching, I would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please let me know what you think by using the "Feedback" link below or via email.
After the video, we explore research into the effects of instructional coaching and view an example of what coaching often looks like in a classroom. Finally, Jim Knight (Senior Partner at Instructional Coaching Group) helps explain the difference between instructional coaching and other types of coaching. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Humility, Fun, Not Fun, and Undone
This week we bear witness to a display of sportsmanship likely go down in history as the quintessential way to win with kindness and compassion. Our hearts are lifted to see an adorable little girl moving and grooving to a pop hit. We critically examine the difference between fun and engaging. And we experience a glimpse into a new genre of adult animation. Enjoy!