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Archive for May 2012

TEam Member Spotlight: Patty Williams

What is your role on the TEam? Instructional Coach Where did you study? List all that apply. Fordham University University of St. Thomas George Washington University Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? Education is equivalent to freedom. It can truly set you free. I like coaching teachers because the impact allows them … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence from A to Z

P is for persist. TE Instructional Coaches adhere to the words of Calvin Coolidge, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated … Continue reading

How to Grow (Quicker) as a Facilitator

Written by Paul Needham, TE Instructional Coach and Professional Learning Specialist As you grow as an Instructional Leader on your campus or in any organization, you will most likely find yourself facilitating professional learning opportunities for your peers more often. While it is not a skill that comes naturally to many people, it is a … Continue reading

P.A.V.E. the way to success with your English Language Learners…

http://drbl.in/cpJO A truly great teacher educates with all students in mind.  Today I’m sharing some strategies that will help you pave the way to success with an often underserved population, English Language Learners. Preteach parts of your unit/lesson before diving into the content. Vocabulary will be a major stumbling block for many of our students, … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Paul Needham

What is your role on the TEam? I am an Instructional Coach, Professional Learning Specialist, and Sports Expert on our Trivia Team (The Persons of Interest) Where did you study? List all that apply. Northeastern University, University of Connecticut, University of Texas Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? It is the great … Continue reading

Walking the Walk of Teacher Development

Written by Sarah Murphy, TE Instructional Coach Four months ago, I signed up to participate in the Houston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  I signed up to raise funds to support an end to a devastating disease as well as walk a total of 39.3 miles in 2 days.  Taking on this challenge was exciting!  … Continue reading

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