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A Coaching Guide to Asking Reflective Questions: Part 1

15 Feb 2017

Take a minute to think of your coaching toolbox. What are some of your go-to questions? Go ahead and list a few.  

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How To Connect With Resistant Teachers (Even When Most of Your Coaching is Online!)

21 Dec 2016

How to Use Bonus Content in myTeachstone Part 3: Reflective Questions

08 Dec 2016

So far, we have looked at how the look-for text and the CLASS language charts can support teacher learning. For part 3 of this series, let’s examine how the reflective questions in myTeachstone can encourage teacher engagement and reflection.

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How to Use Bonus Content in myTeachstone Part 2: Charts

28 Nov 2016

Last time we looked at how coaches can use the look-for text to focus teacher attention on specific learning objectives. In this post, we’ll consider ways to use the charts in promoting teacher learning. 

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Help Teachers Put Interactions at the Top of Their To-Do Lists

21 Nov 2016

Teachers, like all of us, have a limited bank of time and attention.

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How to Use Bonus Content in myTeachstone Part 1: "Look Fors"

18 Nov 2016

We all know that coaches and teachers have many time constraints when working to provide high quality care for young children. We designed myTeachstone to help address time issues by providing numerous and varied resources on effective interactions that allow for meaningful professional development with less face-to-face time.

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Use Recommendation Pathways to Streamline Your Coaching in myTeachstone

30 Aug 2016

If you’re anything like me, the first time you explored myTeachstone you were intrigued, excited... and, admittedly, overwhelmed. With all the ins and outs of the system, including a massive professional development library with over 500 resources, it’s easy to feel this way.

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Use Stand-By Lists to Boost myTeachstone Teacher Activation Rates

30 Aug 2016

Teacher activation in myTeachstone is a critical first step in getting the most of out the system. There are many creative ways to encourage initial teacher login; however, I want to dig into one particular strategy that I’ve seen programs use to achieve 100% activation in myTeachstone: The Stand-By List. Here’s how it works.

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5 Ways To Help Teachers Get Started using myTeachstone

30 Aug 2016

Technology is pretty cool. Just think, we have the ability to instantly share photos with friends all over the world, order groceries with a single tap, and in the case of myTeachstone, engage in relevant, individualized professional development from the comfort of your classroom or home. But there are certainly some challenges that technology can’t solve.

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