1 04, 2024

Coaching Letter #195

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March 29, 2024   Me wearing my favorite shirt. Just kidding. First look at the new book. Friends, thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter. You rock. It has been a very busy few weeks. I just got back from the Carnegie Summit in San Diego, where I and my colleagues facilitated a one day workshop on Coaching for Continuous Improvement at the beginning of the Summit, and a Huddle at the end (which is improvement science speak for
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6 03, 2024

Coaching Letter #194

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March 3, 2024 On several topics, including a humble tribute to Mark Hello, I hope you are well. Thank you for reading the Coaching Letter, you rock. I try to write a Coaching Letter twice a month, but frequently there is so much going on that I find it difficult to focus on just one thing, so this one is just what’s on my mind lately. My friend Mark Rabinowitz died last week, so he has been occupying my thoughts.
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6 02, 2024

Coaching Letter #193

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February 2, 2024 The theory of action description and strategy framework from Systems for Instructional Improvement   On strategy, equity, and reducing variation Hello, I hope you are well. Thank you for subscribing to the Coaching Letter, I am so glad you do. I get emails from Substack every time someone subscribes, and there has been a spate of folks subscribing from all over the globe lately—welcome! I would love to know how you came to find me—please drop me
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17 01, 2024

Coaching Letter #192

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January 17, 2024   On redefining what we mean by instructional leadership Friends, I hope this finds you well. Here in Connecticut it has been really cold and icy, with school in most places canceled yesterday and delayed today. And Monday was a holiday in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King. So it has been a strange week—I had to think about what day it is. I had planned to write a Coaching Letter to celebrate MLK Day,
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8 01, 2024

Coaching Letter #191

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January 5, 2024 On why you should read Systems for Instructional Improvement Happy New Year! I’m writing this from my dad’s place in Edinburgh, where at this time of year the sun doesn’t rise until 8:45 and it starts getting dark around 3:30. New Year is a big deal in Scotland, a great time to be here. I particularly love running along the canal and back through the city, and going to the National Galleries, where a bequest of Turner watercolors
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26 12, 2023

Coaching Letter #190

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December 22, 2023 Me, Nikki, and Elena. Sorry, I don’t know who took the picture. On standard work and recipe testing Hi, how are you? I hope you’re well and that the upcoming holiday season gives you the opportunity to rest and recharge, as well as have fun and eat lots. According to Substack, I now have subscribers in 37 states and 27 countries. That was a little mind-blowing. Holy cow. Thank you for reading my work, you rock, please
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27 11, 2023

Coaching Letter #188

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November 22, 2023 Photo by Ann O'Doherty On the need for, and benefits of, gratitude Hello, and thank you for reading The Coaching Letter, I am grateful to you for investing your time in reading what I write, and I am extra special super grateful when you have the time to respond. I try to write something appropriate at Thanksgiving, and some years it’s harder than others. The situation in Israel and Gaza is so upsetting, and conflict continues in
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26 10, 2023

Coaching Letter #187

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October 25, 2023 Screenshot of part of a data collection sheet created by Andrew Volkert for use in “implementing many small, frequent tests.” On organizational culture and intelligent failure Hello, I hope you are doing well. This Coaching Letter is about two things: culture and failure. I started writing this on my way home from a weekend in the DC area; I went to co-teach a class with my friend and colleague David Eddy-Spicer, which was very fun, not least
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13 10, 2023

Coaching Letter #186

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October 12, 2023 Peter Liljedahl working with teachers & coaches in Manchester in April: One district’s work to create shared understanding of high quality equitable instruction. On why districts must create a shared understanding of high quality equitable instruction Hello, I hope this finds you well. First, a couple of reminders: we are running a repeat of the Educator Evaluation Convening that we hosted for the first time on September 22 (I think I was unclear about the
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27 09, 2023

Coaching Letter #185

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September 26, 2023   Fig 1.—A school-based model for teacher expectations (Proctor, 1984). On expectations and equity Hello, I hope you are well and that you are feeling good about your life, your work, your family. I’m very sorry that it’s been so long since I wrote a Coaching Letter—late August and September are always very busy times, but this year more than most, I think. The fact that Rydell and I had a book manuscript due on August 31
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