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Learning Coaches – An Option For Re-Imagined Learning

PDF Download of this post School districts across the country and around the world are working on ways to reimagine schooling during a pandemic.  The solutions they come up with will involve shortened in-school time, mask wearing during class, no recess, zoom sessions and more.  Families will need to think about childcare for younger students on weird schedules of “2 days this week, 3 days next week” rotations.   While the situation will be in flux and change by the moment (we will all get tired of “Phase I” and “Phase 2” talk), one thing is likely: students will be doing much of their schooling away from the physical presence of a teacher.  Because of this, we

Best Virtual Meeting Strategies #2

**In this new normal of remote work, how can you help connection thrive and maintain team performance?  We are sharing effective strategies to boost engagement taken from our online Minding the Gap Master Class that are just as helpful in this new virtual world, where the "Gap" can be very evident. One of the ideas from last week - "Begin Before It Begins" - received this comment from an educator in Nebraska: "I have been scheduling weekly Zoom calls which have been good but I have been disappointed with the low numbers of students participating.  Then I realized I was only sending out one short post on the Remind App. I decided after reading the post to

Savannah Ducharm – Letting Go of Bittersweet Defenses

My truth is that there are a lot of things you can say to convince yourself and other people of who you are. You can fill your lungs with what you think they want to hear. But if you do that, nothing comes back to you. You are left exasperated. Letting go isn’t comfortable, since these things become bittersweet defenses to things you feel you can’t change. In a new country, with these new people, you’ll want to hold onto these defenses more than ever. You’ll feel small at times and out of control. I used to criticize myself for holding on so tightly. You’ll see why it had to be that way. You were small

Agree/Disagree Versus Alignment

For the last 10 years with BoldLeaders I have been able to chew on, think through, play with and take apart some concepts and conversations that I find really valuable, and the best part has been that I have done this in tandem with thousands of people from around the world, diverse in every way you can name. One such concept has been the difference between Agreeing and Aligning. Think through this with me: it is easy (and we spend a lot of time doing it because it IS easy) to Agree or Disagree with something. We simply do it and our position is NOT dependent or tied to another person’s. It is happening all over the

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