Category: Instructional Coaching

Nic Weatherly gives a sneak peak into his new book “Deliberate Coaching”

New LSI author Dr. Nicholas Weatherly sits down with Matt Cicoria, host of The Behavioral Observations Podcast, and founder of Positive Behavioral Outcomes, LLC to discuss his forthcoming book Deliberate Coaching: A Toolbox for Accelerating Teacher Performance, co-written with Dr. Paul Gavoni.  Deliberate Coaching introduces the science of human behavior, or Applied Behavior Analysis

Exploring Literacy Leadership Goals for the Coming School Year: A Summer Conversation for Coaches and Principals

By Jacy Ippolito and Rita Bean, authors of Cultivating Coaching Mindsets and Unpacking Coaching Mindsets. As we enter into the dog days of summer, principals and instructional coaches may want to carve out a bit of time to talk about the upcoming school year. Oftentimes, effective principal-coach pairs meet toward

Coaches and Principals Need Time to Reflect: 4 Reflection Questions for Summer

By Rita Bean and Jacy Ippolito, authors of Cultivating Coaching Mindsets and Unpacking Coaching Mindsets The students are leaving the building; books are being put away; and you are getting ready to enjoy the summer season. Wait! Before you head on vacation, to your local university to take a few

Coaching Teachers Through Implementing LSI Standards-Driven Units

By Amanda Funk Coming off our first round of working with LSI to create standards-driven units, I found myself reflecting on the entire process. We had been immersed for two days in standards, text complexity, close reading, vocabulary, text-dependent questions, etc. Then we spent three full days immersed in learning

Coaching During the Initial Month of the School Year

By Rita Bean and Jacy Ippolito, authors of Cultivating Coaching Mindsets and Unpacking Coaching Mindsets In the initial month of school, coaches often wonder how they can productively spend their time. They understand the demands on teachers, who are busy setting up their classrooms and getting to know their students. Some new coaches