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26 10, 2021

Coaching Letter #153

2021-10-26T01:36:06+00:00October 26, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #153

I hope you are doing well. Here in Connecticut, fall seems to have started later than usual—but today is a lot cooler, and the trees outside my window have all changed their colors, and so have we. As you probably know by now, the Center has changed its name to Partners for Educational Leadership. We have a new website, and if you want to learn more about the shift, you can read my colleague Richard’s letter explaining the background. And I have a
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18 10, 2021

In Partnership of Your Vision

2021-10-21T23:32:12+00:00October 18, 2021|Leadership at the Center|Comments Off on In Partnership of Your Vision

Over the last eighteen months, I have logged long hours observing and working closely with numerous school district leaders.  In the early months, my first impression was sincere appreciation--appreciation for stress, the hours logged, the unanticipated challenges of COVID,  and the constant uncertainty.  My appreciation and admiration remain. In addition, I’ve also had the luxury of watching a smaller group of district leaders do more than meet the challenges of the moment.  They are advancing a bold vision of what
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3 10, 2021

Coaching Letter #152

2021-10-25T15:39:43+00:00October 3, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #152

Friends, for those of you working in education, I hope that you are taking care of yourselves. Now that we have been dealing with Covid-19 for a year and a half, the extraordinary lengths to which educators are going to help their students of all ages is no longer news, but it is remarkable nonetheless. My dad brought to my attention that October 5 is World Teachers’ Day—remember, if you can read this, thank a teacher. This Coaching Letter is
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16 09, 2021

Coaching Letter #151

2021-09-27T12:49:20+00:00September 16, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #151

Hello, I hope you are not too exhausted after the first few days of school. Everyone I know is working ridiculously hard, and is so frustrated that so many of the issues sucking so much of their time have nothing to do with teaching and learning. So this is a reminder to pay attention to your breathing, look into the middle distance every so often, get up and move at least a couple of times an hour (ha! I wish!),
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1 09, 2021

Coaching Letter #150

2021-09-27T12:49:33+00:00September 1, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #150

Friends, I hope you are doing well. I cannot believe that it is the beginning of September; this summer has gone by incredibly quickly. It has been a while since the last Coaching Letter, not because I haven’t had anything to write about, but because so few people read the last one. And it was a really good one, too, on Perceived Self-Efficacy, so here it is if you missed it. And in case the anticipation has been driving you
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9 08, 2021

Coaching Letter #149

2021-09-27T12:49:46+00:00August 9, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #149

Hello, I hope this finds you well. I just saw the obituary in The New York Times of Albert Bandura, the psychologist whose work on perceived self-efficacy I employ all the time. I never met him, but I’ve read his book on self-efficacy and many of his papers, and I admired his writing, so I was sad to learn that he has died. May his memory be a blessing. The obituary devotes most of its portrayal of Professor Bandura to
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8 07, 2021

Coaching Letter #148

2021-09-27T12:49:57+00:00July 8, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #148

Hello, I hope you are doing well. Today was a big day for two reasons. One, it looks like England is dropping the quarantine requirements for international travelers from “amber” countries, which means that I’ll be able to visit my sister and father next month. Two, it was the first day of HQI Live! In Milford—the orientation day for the participating adults; the student participants start on Monday. And much as I am tempted to write about the first, I’m
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30 06, 2021

Coaching Letter #147

2021-09-27T12:50:11+00:00June 30, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #147

Hello, I hope this finds you well. If there is your first issue of The Coaching Letter, welcome. You can find all previous issues here. I am currently in Seattle, where it is pleasantly cool—but it wasn’t earlier in the week, when it was in high 90s and low 100s. That wasn’t the plan when I booked the flights. So I’ve been participating in the third iteration of the Acceleration Workshop from the very beautiful back garden of the house
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29 06, 2021

Coaching Letter #146

2021-09-27T12:52:44+00:00June 29, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #146

Good evening, I hope this finds you well. Only a few days left in this school year, so congratulations on making it through the most challenging school year ever! Now you know you can do ANYTHING! I wrote in the last Coaching Letter about some of the work I’ve been doing to prepare for the Acceleration NIC that launches in a couple of weeks. This CL is also about that work, although it is also a stand-alone piece, and actually
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31 05, 2021

Coaching Letter #145

2021-09-27T12:52:31+00:00May 31, 2021|Stevenson Coaching Letter|Comments Off on Coaching Letter #145

Hi, I hope you’re doing well. A number of Coaching Letter readers live outside the US, but here in the USA it’s Memorial Day, when we remember those who have died in service to the Nation. Amen. And I know how this makes me sound, but I’m really glad it’s been a cold and wet weekend, because now I feel no obligation to host something or go somewhere—even the gym’s closed, so I feel no obligation to go there, either.
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