Debate or No Debate
In this edition of Four Thought Friday, we are covering several hotly debated topics, including whether or not homework is effective, if students should be permitted to retake sections of a test, and if companies should be held responsible for student addiction. Finally, there should be no debate that 1990's-era games are the best. This week, the Internet Archive bestowed upon us a collection of 2,500 free MS-DOS games to remind us of a simpler time. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Courage, Belief, Sun, and Light
A mixed bag this week: We are standing up to hate, diving DEEP into how we form our beliefs, enjoying a new take on a classic song from The Beatles, and stepping into the future of light switches—all this and more in this edition of #FourThoughtFriday. Have a great weekend!
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!