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Posts by Gina Gates

Gina has been in the field of Early Childhood for over 15 years. With a Bachelor‘s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Florida State University, the bulk of Gina’s experience has been in working with preschool age children. She was a classroom teacher, a preschool director, and later a coach for Early Childhood Educators before coming to Teachstone. Gina enjoys spending time with her two daughters, Kayla and Lucy, going to the beach or pool, or enjoying one of the many sights in sunny south Florida. In her free time, she enjoys running. Gina has completed 12 half marathons, and eventually one day hopes to complete a full marathon. Favorite Teacher: Ms. Oliver, Kindergarten Teacher

If you've ever been through a CLASS Observation training, you are probably familiar with the graphic below. Research tells us that improving ...

It seems like you just wrapped up the year with your students. They made tremendous progress over the course of the year. The routine of the day ...

As coaches, we've all encountered resistant teachers. Resistance to coaching can take many forms. You might encounter a teacher who is direct, making ...

It’s been a great year. You have just conducted some professional development trainings for the group of teachers you are coaching. You got the ...

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”  - Benjamin Franklin  Think back to a time when you were a student in a ...

 Do you ever find it difficult to explain to others what you do as a profession and what CLASS is? When I was a classroom teacher and people asked me ...

CLASS® specialists are always thinking about the complexity of the CLASS tool as we prepare for our trainings. As a trained CLASS observer, I am ...

In our previous "Real World Examples" post, we focused on Productivity . Let's explore the Instructional Learning Formats dimension to wrap up the ...

Imagine this scenario:  As a coach, you walk into a classroom to conduct an informal CLASS observation followed by a coaching conversation. During ...

I’d like you to take a minute and think about the answers to the following questions: Why do you write out a shopping list before you go to the ...